If you're living with a life-limiting illness, then you may experience fatigue, or overwhelming tiredness much or most of the time. You may also suffer from breathlessness, or may experience breathlessness quite separately. Our specialist groups are helping people to cope better with these symptoms (see below for the next groups to start).

Patients in our early specialist groups dealing with fatigue and breathlessness have completed their sessions, and their feedback has been very positive. The most popular aspects of the groups were the techniques taught, which the participants said gave them more confidence to cope better. The hand-held fans provided to assist breathing proved helpful too and the group valued the opportunity to meet other people with similar symptoms and get peer support.

Made more aware of knowing my limits, especially to take little breaks to help my body recover when exercising, walking etc.

Our next fatigue and breathlessness group is starting in August and further groups will be running later in the year, as follows:

  • Tuesday August 8th for six weeks, 1.30.-3.30. pm at the GDA Community Centre, Colin Road, Barnwood GL4 3JL

  • Thursday November 2nd for six weeks, 1.30.-3.30. pm at Longfield, Burleigh Lane, Minchinhampton

  • Thursday January 25th 2018 for six weeks 1.30.-3.30.pm at Longfield, Burleigh Lane, Minchinhampton
If you, or someone you know, might be helped by this group, please call us on 01453 886868 or email day.services@longfield.org.uk .

Special thanks go to Rotary in Gloucester, who support all of our outreach groups in the city.