British Lung Foundation – Support groups



Support system

Breathe Freely
A quick background of Breathe freely
Signing Up With Breathe Freely
Breathe Freely Teams
Breathe Freely Pen Pals
Beginning a Breathe Freely Team
Breathe Freely Marketing

Breathe freely is complimentary to sign up with as well as gives accessibility to our details brochures as well as pamphlets. The network has 22,000 advocates as well as over 130 person support system. Breathe freely has actually come to be an important component of the assistance as well as treatment that clients get. It has actually likewise turned into an effective marketing pressure for modification – with the job of clients. The British Lung Structure has a committed group to sustain as well as deal with the Breathe freely network throughout the UK.

To discover where your nearby Breathe freely team is please click the map.

North Northumberland Tyne as well as Put On Co.Durham Cleveland Yorkshire North Lincolnshire

North West Cheshire Merseyside Greater Manchester Lancashire


Midlands Birmingham Derbyshire Herefordshire Leicestershire Lincolnshire Northants Nottinghamshire Rutland Shropshire Staffordshire Warwickshire


South West Bristol Cornwall Devon Dorset Gloucestershire Somerset


London as well as the South All London Boroughs Essex Bedfordshire Buckinghamshire Hertfordshire Oxfordshire Norfolk Suffolk Milton Keynes Peterborough Cambridgeshire Kent Surrey East Sussex West Sussex Hampshire Portsmouth


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Breathe freely started in 1991 as well as was the goal of Trevor Clay, the initial man General Assistant of the Royal University of Nursing as well as a BLF Trustee. Trevor was really knowledgeable about just how separating maybe to cope with a lung problem as he himself had emphysema. He acknowledged the demand for clients to find with each other for shared assistance as well as suggestions, along with the relevance of clients as well as family/carers getting details on lung health and wellness to ensure that they would certainly be far better able to assist themselves.

Trevor really felt passionately that individuals must ‘cope with their lung problem’ as well as not ‘struggle with it.’ To this finish the Breathe freely publication was created, supplying details as well as information concerning lung health and wellness (this has actually given that been changed by Breathing time publication). The Breathe freely person teams complied with, enabling individuals to find with each other to share experiences as well as sustain each various other. Trevor passed away in 1995 yet his heritage of Breathe freely remains to expand as well as assist countless individuals cope with their lung problem everyday.


Breathe freely is complimentary to sign up with as well as gives accessibility to details brochures as well as pamphlets on lung health and wellness, along with a Pen-Pal plan, as well as accessibility to the Breathe freely person support system.

Discover even more concerning Breathe freely as well as just how you can sign up with.



There are presently over 130 Breathe freely support system throughout the UK that are run by clients, for clients. Many teams have a committed health and wellness specialist that gives aid as well as suggestions. Teams differ in dimension as well as task with some having in between 10-20 participants, others as numerous as 500. Teams offer a pleasant environment for individuals to fulfill as well as chat, discover even more concerning their lung problem, join recognition occasions, marketing, fundraising, as well as social getaways.


The Breathe freely Pen-Pal plan places individuals in contact in order to share experiences of coping with a lung problem as well as for relationship. The plan gives a special possibility for get in touch with in between individuals with a comparable lung problem that would certainly or else not have the ability to fulfill each various other.

Discover even more concerning the Breathe Freely Pen-Pal Plan as well as just how to sign up with.


All brand-new Breathe freely teams are begun in collaboration in between health and wellness specialists as well as their clients. Although teams are run by clients for clients, the health and wellness specialist plays a crucial function in aiding to obtain the team developed as well as functions carefully with its participants to make certain the team expands as well as creates.

To discover just how to establish a brand-new Breathe freely team.


Breathe freely advocates throughout the UK participate in numerous marketing occasions to increase recognition of the BLF as well as to boost health and wellness solutions for all individuals with a lung problem. The voice of the person has actually been specifically effective in increasing neighborhood as well as nationwide recognition of repiratory illness as well as the concerns that impact individuals’s every day lives.

Discover even more concerning marketing as well as just how you can make a distinction.

We likewise sustain moms and dads as well as carers caring for kids with persisting chesty troubles. Some have actually a detected lung problem, others do not– we are right here for every person. If you would certainly such as even more details on just how we can sustain your household please contact us.

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