Contact details for local sources of help.

See the contact details in the Lifestyle matters pages of our website.


British Lung Foundation

The only UK charity looking after the nation’s lungs, working towards a day when everyone breathes clean air with healthy lungs.

Find local COPD support here.

You can contact the British Lung Foundation via its helpline: 03000 030 555


Breathe Easy

Farnborough and District support group.

When: Last Wednesday of every month

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Call: 03000 030 555

Where: Mayfield Medical Centre, Croyde Close, Farnborough, GU14 8UE


Lungs Aloud/Breathe Easy singing group

Lungs Aloud is a singing group for people with COPD, helping to combine a love of singing with therapy.

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Where: Mayfield Community Centre, Farnborough, GU14 8TX

Contact: Maureen Smith email: maureen.be@virginmedia.com  Tel: 01252 409360


Rushmoor Healthy Living

Delivering a variety of projects across the local community, working together with individuals, groups and companies with the aim of improving people’s health and wellbeing, whether through exercise and rehabilitation classes or through health education.

website: www.rhl.org.uk

email: admin@rhl.org.uk

Tel: 01252 362 660


North East Hampshire & Farnham Recovery College

The Recovery College can support you to improve your health and wellbeing and pursue your own unique life goals, with or without the ongoing symptoms of an illness or condition.

Courses are aimed at everyone aged 18 and over in the North East Hampshire and Farnham area and delivered in a variety of locations. Whether you want to improve your health and wellbeing, have a physical or mental health condition that you want to learn how to manage, or care for someone who has a physical or mental health condition, there are courses for you.

  • Develop skills such as learning to sleep well or getting into work
  • Build your confidence and learn how to manage low self-esteem
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle with Pilates, seated exercise or healthy eating courses
  • Explore your creative side with art, music or creative writing
  • Learn more about physical and mental health conditions

For information about all courses visit www.sabp.nhs.uk/recoverycollege, phone 07920 207046 and ask for the Recovery College or email Recovery.College@sabp.nhs.uk.


TalkPlus

TalkPlus is a team of therapists, counsellors and psychologists. They offer a range of treatments to people who are experiencing symptoms of low mood and depression, anxiety, worry, stress, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, phobias, insomnia, relationship issues and low self-esteem.

You can download guided self help leaflets and access a range of courses, including:

There are also MP3 downloads which you can download to listen to.

TalkPlus services can be provided face-to-face or over the telephone.

If you are a patient of a GP in Rushmoor, Hart of Farnham then you can either self-refer or be referred through your GP.

Nearly all TalkPLUS courses are held at the main location in The Meads Business Centre, Farnborough.

TalkPlus has three locations where clinics are held in addition to GP practices across the area.

email: Nehccg.talkplus@nhs.net

website: https://www.talkplus.org.uk/

Tel: 01252 533355


Free referral to Weight Watchers from your GP or another healthcare professional if you are resident in Hampshire or registered with a GP practice in Hampshire, are identified as obese (with a BMI of 30 or over) OR are overweight (with a BMI of 28 or over) AND with a medical condition that is adversely affected by your weight  e.g. high blood pressure, musculoskeletal issues, cardiovascular disease risk, asthma, high blood glucose, or are pregnant.

You have to be 18 or over, not have an eating disorder and have not previously attended self-funded sessions (with Weight watchers or a similar weight management provider) in the 3 months prior to referral.

We encourage men as well as women to take advantage of this excellent opportunity for free help.

The course is free-you can choose between either 12 sessions of weekly Weight Watchers meetings with full access to all the online tools (desktop and App tools)  OR you can choose to access Weight Watchers online only. You will need referral form from your GP, then you ring the number on the form  and quote a reference number to access the service for free.


Quit4Life, Hampshire's free NHS stop smoking service, offers friendly support, including advice on e-cigarettes and stopping smoking without putting on weight. They can also supply safe and effective stop smoking products for up to 12 weeks. Go to www.quit4life.nhs.uk or call 0845 602 4663 for more information.

If you live or work in Farnham, visit www.quit51.co.uk, to find the courses closest to you, as well as course times and contact details for the organisers.

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