Fatigue and Breathlessness Management Programme (FAB)

The programme is designed to support people aged 18 and over who have a life limiting condition, for whom breathlessness is a core symptom, but who may also suffer from fatigue and / or anxiety.

The FAB programme aims to improve your confidence in managing your fatigue and breathlessness, enabling you to reduce your anxiety and regain some sense of control.

A core element of the programme is to have the opportunity to talk through your circumstances with an Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist.

The topics covered within the programme will be based upon your individual needs and may include:

  • Practical strategies and techniques to manage breathlessness.
  • Practical strategies for managing fatigue.
  • Gentle exercise.
  • Sleep management.
  • Relaxation techniques.
  • Information about equipment and aids to help reduce fatigue and maintain independence.
  • Signposting to other services.

If you are interested in participating in the FAB programme, please speak to a health professional involved in your care to find out if a referral would be appropriate.