Everyone experiences things differently but it can be very common to feel low, anxious or worried when you have COPD. Feeling breathless can effect the things that you used to do, or you could be avoiding things you enjoy due to worrying if it will make you feel worse. The health and wellbeing team can help you to manage your condition, learn new skills to improve your wellbeing and enjoy life.
We know that talking helps, so try to think about someone that you trust and share with them how you feel.
Don’t forget about others who will be more than happy to support you: GP, Practice Nurse and the IAPT workers in your GP practice.
Make new friends who know what you’re going through, and learn more about living with a lung condition.
Living Well with COPD Course
Living well with COPD is a course which provides you with proven ways to cope with the difficulties of living with COPD and how this might affect your mood. It can help you reduce stress, anxiety and depression symptoms which might be impacting on your management of your condition.
It’s an opportunity to meet other people living with COPD and learn from each other’s experiences, and make some positive changes.
What can I expect from these sessions?
- NHS professionals teach you evidence-based methods of dealing with low mood, anxiety and depression in relation to living with COPD
- You receive a FREE workbook at the first session
- Learn from other group member’s experiences
- You will receive a telephone review at the end of the course with one of the facilitators
How will this help me?
Help you understand the links between low mood, anxiety and how this can affect how you cope with COPD
Learn how to manage low mood stress and anxiety
Help you stay well and focus on doing things that are important to you
What does each session involve?
For best results, try to come to every session so you don’t miss any important information.
Understand how COPD affects your physical health, your feelings & learn ways to relax.
Exploring links between breathlessness and feelings of stress and anxiety, and how to make changes for the better.
Exploring links between how you feel when you have COPD and what you do. Focussing on what is important to you.
Coping with the ups and downs and frustrations of COPD, and improving relationships.
How to stay well in the future, learn about managing your medicines, sleep and COPD flare-ups.
When & Where?
There are a total of 5 sessions which are two and half hours long (with plenty of breaks) and run on a weekly basis. We currently have courses beginning on the following dates at St George’s Community Health Centre, Winter Street, Sheffield, S3 7ND:
- Monday 18th March 2019 – 1:30-4pm
- Monday 3rd June 2019 – 1:30-4pm
- Monday 2nd September 2019 – 1:30-4pm
- Monday 21st October 2019 – 1:30-4pm
Shirecliffe Community Centre
The Whitehouse Surgery
How do I access?
COPD Wellbeing sessions are open to all patients with COPD who would like to learn proven techniques to overcome common symptoms of stress, anxiety and low mood as well as boosting self-esteem.
Five afternoon sessions are delivered by two NHS professionals, you will have an opportunity to learn how to make some positive changes and meet other people with COPD who may share similar feelings to you.
If you would like to attend a ‘Living Well with COPD’ course please use the ‘book now’ link or call 0114 271 6568 to book your free place. There is also a range of advice and support available, through your GP, your consultant or you can call us to discuss other options available within the IAPT Health and Wellbeing team.