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.