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Connect to care

During these times of uncertainty, it’s important to stay connected and informed. Lung Foundation Australia’s Information and Support Centre team are available to provide trusted guidance and practical tips, and to connect you with resources and support services to help you during this time. You can reach our team during business hours via free call 1800 654 301. These are difficult times, but we will get through it together.

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We're here for you

Being told you or someone you love has a lung condition can have a significant impact on you and your family, and helpful information can sometimes be difficult to find. We want you to know you are not alone. Whether you’re living with lung cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, bronchiectasis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, or caring for a child with rare lung disease, Lung Foundation Australia is here for you, providing a range of services and programs to support you to live your best life.

Our Support Services

Respiratory Care Nurse

This free telephone service is available for people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or bronchiectasis, as well as families and carers. Our highly experienced nurse provides evidence-based guidance on all aspects of your condition and connects you with relevant services to ensure you have all the support you need.

Complete the form below to connect with our Respiratory Care Nurse.

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Lung Cancer Support Nurse

Our highly experienced oncology nurse provides a free telephone-based information and support service for people living with lung cancer, as well as families and carers. The service provides evidence-based information regarding diagnosis, treatment, symptom management and wellbeing, in addition to guidance about support services.

Complete the form below to connect with our Lung Cancer Support Nurse.

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Peer Support

A lung disease or lung cancer diagnosis can be isolating and the emotions you experience can affect your overall wellbeing. Connecting with someone who understands what you are going through can make all the difference. Lung Foundation Australia offers a range of peer support programs and groups that can connect you with others who share a similar lived experience. Programs include online, face-to-face or telephone support groups across a range of lung conditions.

Complete the form below to connect with a peer support service.

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Exercise Programs

Regular exercise is an important part of managing a lung condition as it helps you to maintain fitness and strength, improve your overall wellbeing and reduce symptoms such as breathlessness. While many exercise programs are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Information and Support Team can help you find a program for when gyms reopen. In the meantime, we can connect you with resources to start your exercise journey at home.

For more information about exercising with a lung disease, complete the form below.

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Information and Support Centre

Our friendly team is available 8.30am-4.30pm (AEST) Monday to Friday to help answer your questions and connect you with resources and support services. Freecall 1800 654 301 (option 3) or complete the form below.

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Resources

Live Well, Breathe Better Webinar Series

Our Live Well, Breathe Better Webinar Series features experienced health professionals and patients as speakers who cover a range of diseases and topics to provide information, advice and support on living with a lung disease. Participants are able to join the webinars live from the comfort of their own home or access a recording after the event.

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Maintaining Movement – Home-based exercise series

As our exercise programs have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage you to access our information and online exercise series 'Maintaining Movement'. In the series, our Pulmonary Exercise Manager and Exercise Physiologist, Emma, presents a home-based exercise program base
d on our accredited Lungs in Action community exercise model.

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Lung Support Service (Texting for Wellness)

The Lung Support Service (Texting for Wellness) is a free text message support service providing practical advice, information and tips to assist your patients in the management of their COPD. With weekly text messages over 6 months and the ability to opt out at anytime, this service is designed to provide your patients with an additional level of information and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Better Living with Exercise

This resource is for people living with a chronic lung disease to use in consultation with their exercise professional to develop a suitable exercise program based on their disease, goals and interests. It includes instructional images, details and support on developing an exercise plan, and log sheets to track and monitor progress.

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Fact Sheets

In collaboration with the Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis, Lung Foundation Australia developed four free and downloadable fact sheets for people living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). These resources provide information on managing progression, antifibrotic treatments, clinical trials, and some of the common comorbidities associated with IPF, to help you understand your condition and live well with IPF.

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Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease Website Pages

It can be a very challenging and emotional time when you are a parent or carer of a child diagnosed with childhood Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD). Information and research about this group of rare lung diseases can be scarce. There are also few doctors experienced in diagnosing and managing chILD. This information is provided to help you understand more about this group of rare lung diseases, the treatment options available and the key role that parents and carers have in looking after their children at home.

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Living with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

This guide helps patients and carers understand more about Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension , including the symptoms, treatment options and practical steps to live well with the condition.

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COVID-19 Resources and Information

Lung Foundation Australia has developed a suite of resources to support people living with lung conditions during this time. Find out the latest information, tips and advice from healthcare professionals through a series of fact sheets, articles, webinars and videos.

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Resource Hub

After more information? Browse our resource hub to find a range of disease specific fact sheets, booklets, videos and more, developed to help you manage your condition. For further help, contact our Information and Support Centre on 1800 654 301.

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Become a member

Lung Foundation Australia has been helping people with lung disease and lung cancer for 30 years and is a trusted source of help, advice and information. Your membership in Lung Foundation Australia supports us in our commitment to provide high-quality, lung health specific information to everyone impacted by lung disease or lung cancer. In return for your valued support, members receive biannual editions of our magazine, Inspired Living for Better Lung Health. Members also receive priority invitation to key events throughout the year, such as Meet the Researcher, to keep up to date with the progress we are making through your generous contributions.

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