L I F E - lung Information and friendship for everyone - Institute for Respiratory Health

L I F E – lung Information and friendship for everyone

A support group for lung disease

The Institute for Respiratory Health’s Lung Information and Friendship for Everyone (L I F E) program is a lung health support group that has been connecting people living with a chronic lung condition across Perth for over 27 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 such as lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

You’ll make friends and connect with other people living with lung disease, who know exactly what you’re going through.

Lung information and friendship for everyone

There’s usually something happening every month from a stimulating combination of guest speakers covering topics such as aged-care rights and responsibilities through to early medicines and improving balance.

There’s also social activities including trips around Perth and dining experiences at cafes and pubs. Our lung-health support group will provide you with the tools you need to stay active and healthy, living the best quality of life you can.

Members also get to receive a copy of the Breath of Life Magazine – published four times a year. It’s full of news, recipes, lung health information tips and real-life stories from people living with respiratory diseases. You can also contribute to the content by recommending ideas to the editor Jenni Ibrahim at life@resphealth.uwa.edu.au.

Calendar of Events

OctoberNovemberDecember
Wednesday, 2nd
L I F E Meeting
12pm – 2pm
Wednesday, 6th
L I F E Meeting
12pm – 2pm
Wednesday, 4th
L I F E Christmas Luch
From 12pm – 2pm
Monday, 14th
Spring Lunch at City Farm Cafe, East Perth
From 12pm – 2pm
Wednesday, 13th
Have a Go Day at Burswood Park
9am – 3pm

HISTORY OF LIFE

A group of Western Australians with chronic lung disease started the self-help group in 1992 as they wanted to provide support to each other and find out more about their lung conditions.

L I F E originated as the Lung Impaired Support Association (LISA) and was the first Australian support group specifically for people with chronic lung disease.

In 2009 LISA changed its name to L I F E and while it also joined forces with the Institute for Respiratory Health, the group’s purpose remains the same.

L I F E is also an active affiliate of LungNet as well as a member of the Lung Foundation Australia’s network of respiratory support groups (1800 654 301).