Depression, stress and anxiety

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Although lots of people live well with a respiratory condition, it can be really tough. As well as dealing with your respiratory condition you might also feel anxiety, stress, depression or other mental health issues.  Sometimes information and advice about coping is not enough, and you really need to talk to somebody. Your mental wellbeing is important.

Confidential Helpline

Breathing space - a confidential phone line for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 who is feeling low, anxious or depressed - ring 0800 838587 - Monday to Thursday 6:00 pm to 2:00 am, Friday 6:00 pm to Monday 6:00 am  

Sources of information about coping with depression, stress and anxiety

Coping with depression - Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS)

Coping with stress and anxiety - Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS)

Your mood and anxiety - My lungs, my life

COPD and relaxation - My lungs, my life

Managing thoughts about breathlessness - a leaflet from the Breathlessness Intervention Service * - print version

Relaxation - a leaflet from the Breathlessness Intervention Service (BIS) *

Relaxation audio -  audio files for you to listen to, to help you relax your breathing from the Breathlessness Intervention Services (BIS) *

Mindfulness - a leaflet from the Breathlessness Intervention Service (BIS)

Also check out My wider support network

* Recommended resource


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