Respiratory Wellbeing Service

About the Service

Rushcliffe CVS is working with Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver a weekly community-based respiratory wellbeing service based in Arnold, for people with COPD and other severe respiratory conditions. 

Rebecca Archibald is the service's co-ordinator and works two days a week on the project.

Many people with severe respiratory disease find it hard to manage their condition and can become very isolated, and this can cause low mood, anxiety and exacerbation of their symptoms. 

Read more: About the Service

Take A Breather – new name for our respiratory group

Our respiratory group has now got a name – Take A Breather – and we’re keen to get the word out about this innovative project for patients across Gedling and Hucknall to support people living with COPD and other severe respiratory disease. 

The service takes the form of a weekly group which will provide a mix of social activities and healthcare support in a community setting to reduce social isolation, increase people's confidence in managing their condition, and improve health and wellbeing.  The group is a collaboration between Rushcliffe CVS and Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group (which covers much of Gedling Borough Council area, Hucknall, and surrounding areas).

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Our thanks to Rushcliffe School

We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to the Design and Technology department at Rushcliffe School whose staff and pupils have recently provided our Respiratory group in Arnold with some excellently made wooden games.

The group, which meets weekly in Arnold, is for people who suffer with moderate to severe COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and aims to tackle isolation, increase activity levels and help people find ways to manage their condition.  See article below for further information. 

Read more: Our thanks to Rushcliffe School