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Looking after your mental health

Living with a long-term lung condition can affect many aspects of your life. You’ll have physical symptoms, like breathlessness. But living with a lung condition can also affect your mental wellbeing and how you feel.

You are not alone. In this information we explain why mental health can be affected when you have a lung condition, the different mental health issues you might face and ways you can manage or treat them. We also have information on where you can go for more advice and support.

If you have more questions or just want to chat, call our helpline on 0300 222 5800

Breathe Easy group

Find out if there is a Asthma + Lung UK Support group or Singing for Lung Health group running in your area here. Some of our groups are currently meeting online and some are face to face.

Find support in your area

Last medically reviewed: March 2021. Due for review: March 2024

This information uses the best available medical evidence and was produced with the support of people living with lung conditions. Find out how we produce our information. If you’d like to see our references get in touch.