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).

The group meets on Tuesday afternoons between 1pm and 4pm at the Beacon, Birchfield Road, Arnold.  The group will provide a chance to share experiences with others whilst chatting over a cuppa.  There will also be a variety of activities such as games, crafts, guest speakers, gentle movement and relaxation.  Healthcare professionals will be attending most meetings to provide information, advice and support on managing symptoms.

Severe respiratory diseases can be very isolating and debilitating, and this group will encourage people to meet others with similar experiences, try new activities in a supportive environment and learn more about how to live well with their condition.

To find out more, enquire about transport, and to book your place please contact the group coordinator Rebecca Archibald on 0115 969 9060 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.