Do you have COPD and live in Portsmouth?
The British Lung Foundation are running a series of free information and support workshops to help people with COPD. The programme will consist of two three-hour classes held on consecutive weeks in Portsmouth. Classes will run from September 2015 to April 2016.
Come along to our free information classes and find out more about your condition and how you can manage your symptoms. See what local support and services are on offer and talk to a health professional.
The classes aim to give you the tools and skills you need to increase your understanding of COPD in order to reduce the impact of your symptoms.
Anyone in the Portsmouth area who has been diagnosed with COPD is welcome to sign up to attend. To find out more please call the BLF Helpline on 03000 030 555.
Yvonne Neal, who has COPD and attended a BLF COPD workshop in Wessex, said:
“These classes were absolutely brilliant. I learned more at the workshop than I have in the nine years since I was diagnosed. I now have better insight into COPD and am confident in being able to control my condition rather than letting it control me.”
Helen Jefford, specialist physiotherapist in chronic lung disease and BLF professional, said:
“Living with COPD can often be frustrating as being out of breath can limit activities and have an impact on quality of life. The course will help people to gain a better understanding of the condition and allow those diagnosed to remain in control of how their lives are lived alongside a chronic lung disease. We will be a support for anyone living with COPD and their carers and we hope as many people will attend as possible."
Friendly and informal
Run by a health professional
For more information on the Portsmouth COPD classes, or to sign up, call 03000 030 555.