Key sources of information

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This page provides links to information about helplines, plus links to the "home page" of the main websites which provide information and advice for people with respiratory symptoms and conditions - so you can explore the whole website for yourself.  

The rest of the resource hub provides links directly to information about specific topics - so you don't have to search around for what you want within the individual websites.

Key help lines for people with respiratory conditions and their carers

CHSS's advice line - Chest Heart Stroke Scotland's advice line is staffed by nurses, and provides support and information for people living with lung disease, their family and carers.  You can request booklets and factsheets to be sent to you.  Ring 0808 801 0899 between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm

BLF's helpline - British Lung Foundation's helpline can help with information about many aspects of living with lung conditions - ring 03000 030 555 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm

Leaflets to download

British Lung Foundation - leaflets 

Chest Heart Stroke Scotland - publications 

Breathlessness Intervention Service - patient information leaflets



Asthma UK - UK wide 3rd sector organisation which provides support and advice, funds research and campaigns to improve the quality of care for people with Asthma

Breathlessness Intervention Service (BIS) - at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge - patient leaflets, audio and video about managing breathlessness

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British Lung Foundation (BLF) - UK wide 3rd sector organisation which provides support and advice about all lung diseases, funds research and campaigns for clean air

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Chest Heart Stroke Scotland (CHSS) - Scottish 3rd sector organisation supporting people and their families across Scotland with chest, (respiratory), heart and stroke conditions

LGOWIT - Highland 3rd sector partnership which aims to raise awareness of the difficulties of living with all lifelong chronic health conditions, help people self-manage their conditions through training, education and fun

My Lungs, My Life - a website created by a partnership including BLF, CHSS and NHS Scotland with information and advice about asthma and COPD

NHS Inform - Scotland's national health information service has information about a wide range of illnesses, conditions, symptoms, tests, treatments, and healthy living.  This includes a section about illnesses, infections and disorders of the lungs and airways

Additional help lines in case you need more general advice or emotional support

Citizens Advice Scotland - or call 0800 028 1456 for free, one-to-one and impartial general advice on employment, housing, debt, benefits and consumer issues like energy bills as well as many other topics.  Open Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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  

Cruse bereavement care Scotland - national helpline (and online webchat) - ring  808 802 6161 - Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, weekends 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


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