Fatigue and breathlessness group

Every Thursday 12 noon to 1pm at St Christopher’s Hospice

Fatigue and breathlessness are common problems for people at St Christopher’s. The following information should answer any questions you may have about the course.

If you are interested in this class, please speak to your homecare nurse, day centre nurse or give your name to the Anniversary Centre Coordinator. We will then contact you.

Our other group exercise classes include:

Who can attend?

The course is open to everyone under the care of St Christopher’s and relatives or friends who wish to support them. If you are concerned about fatigue or breathlessness, no matter how mild or severe your symptoms are now, you are encouraged to attend.

What can I expect from each session?

During each session there will be an opportunity to share experiences with others if you are comfortable with this. There will be an opportunity to take part in gentle exercise within your own limits, relaxation and a chance to meet different professional members of the team involved in your care.

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable casual clothing and sensible shoes.

Can I bring a friend?

Friends and relatives involved in your care are very welcome and also may attend on your behalf if you are unable to take part.

Do I have to come to every session?

We encourage you to attend every session to receive the full support and information from the classes. If this is not possible, attend when you are able, and as it is a continuous programme, you are welcome to catch up on any sessions you have missed.

What if I have other questions?

During the session there will be opportunities to ask questions within the group. If you have ongoing difficulties please approach the member of staff leading the session who will advise you if an individual appointment is appropriate.

  • WEEK 1 Making the most of every day Occupational therapist
  • WEEK 2 Keeping on the move Physiotherapist
  • WEEK 3 Nutrition for energy Dietician
  • WEEK 4 Helping to get your breath Physiotherapist
  • WEEK 5 Successful snoozing Complementary therapist
  • WEEK 6 Avoiding thinking traps Cognitive behavioural therapist