Respiratory conditions

Living with a lung condition can be difficult and stressful. As well as having difficult physical symptoms that you must learn to cope with such as breathlessness and coughing, you may also experience more tiredness and may find that you are less active than before your diagnosis.

Lung conditions can also affect you in ways that you may not have thought about previously. For example, it may affect your ability to get a good night’s sleep, you might find that you are not eating as well as you once used to, and this may lead to feelings of agitation, hopelessness and worry. You might also feel concerned about the future and how your condition will progress.

Feeling like this over a long period of time can lead to some people feeling stressed, depressed and/or anxious. The aim of our resources is to provide you with an introduction of what stress, depression and anxiety are, and how you can use some self-help techniques to manage and improve your emotional health.

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About Talking Therapies

We are a free and confidential NHS service offering a range of talking therapies to anyone registered with a Surrey GP (18 years and over). You can refer yourself to us without seeing a doctor first

Crisis Care

If you are concerned about yours or someone else’s immediate safety, then call 999 for emergency services. If you feel that you need urgent help to be able to keep yourself or others safe it is important to contact your GP. Outside of GP hours, the following crisis support is available: Crisis Helpline In times of crisis or distress please call: 0300 456 83 42 5.00pm – 9.00am Monday to Friday, with 24 hours cover at weekends including Bank Holidays. Samaritans (24 hours daily) 08457 90 90 90 (national number) or 01737 248444 (East Surrey Samaritans), email: More on crisis/emergency resources here