LIFE Group Meeting - Shortness of Breath and Anxiety: Breaking the Cycle - Institute for Respiratory Health

LIFE Group Meeting – Shortness of Breath and Anxiety: Breaking the Cycle

February LIFE Group Meeting

Visiting speaker Maggie Harrigan

“Shortness of Breath and Anxiety: Breaking the Cycle”

Maggie Harrigan will present to the LIFE group on:

  • anxiety/ mental health awareness
  • relaxation and mindfulness techniques
  • peer support, social connection & support
  • pathways to access mental health support

Maggie has been a social worker for over twelve years, many of which were spent working at SCGH Respiratory Ward. She feels passionate that those living with lung conditions have the information and support required regarding their mental and social health alongside medical care. Maggie is now working as a cystic fibrosis mental health researcher. She will share her experiences of the emotions that can accompany being diagnosed and living with lung disease and will share tips on staying mentally well and socially connected.

About the LIFE Group

Lung Information and Friendship for Everyone (LIFE) is a lung health support group that has been connecting people living with chronic lung conditions across Perth for over 30 years.

Run by, and for people, with chronic lung disease, their families, carers and supporters, members share their experiences and learn better ways to cope with lung conditions. It’s the perfect place to connect with other people living with lung disease, who know exactly what you’re going through.

If you would like further information, please get in touch with one of the following LIFE Leaders: