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BLF support groups

Our groups are about making new friends and connecting with others who know what you're going through. They are run by volunteers who organise information and support about how to manage and live with a lung condition.

Please note that at the start of the pandemic, our support groups stopped meeting face to face.

But that didn't stop us supporting you!

Watch our Head of Support Groups, Petra explain how our BLF Support Group network has adapted to the pandemic and continues to offer vitally needed support to people living with lung conditions.

Derek from South Wales has founded an online International Breathe Easy group.  It has many members from the UK and many other English speaking countries so is truly international.

Meetings are informal and friendly offering lots of information with the occasional speaker that ranges from a health care specialist to someone that will make you laugh.

Derek has had severe COPD for some years and is very active on the as a patient representative for many organisations such as the BLF, NHS, and University of Wales research.

International Breathe Easy meets every other Wednesday using the zoom platform at 7pm London time and 2pm New York time. Meetings usually last for about an hour and twenty minutes.

Watch Derek explain how his group supports and helps so many people with lung conditions.

To find out if there is a group near you meeting or running online sessions or if you would like some advice or support on digital technology, please e-mail [email protected] or call our Group Support Officers on 0300 3030 253.

Volunteering with our support groups