Chest Support Groups
CHSS has Peer Support groups across Scotland which provide ongoing
support to people who are living with chest conditions (as well as their family and friends). These groups all provide support, information and friendship in an informal setting.
Peer support is good for you
Attending peer support groups is good for your health. Being part of a group can:
- Help build confidence
- Give support and encouragement
- Offer a chance to meet others to share experiences and knowledge.
Variety is the spice of life
No two groups are the same but they do all have two things in common:
- A chance to meet others with a similar health condition
- Camaraderie and humour
Activities vary to suit members’ needs and abilities but can range from chair and yoga-type exercises, relaxation and mindfulness, gym-style exercise, swimming, bowling, badminton, through to health information, guest speakers, regular outings and social events. Some groups have come up with exciting initiatives and events including a garden allotment, a woodworking group, the Come On Health Games and the Heart & Sole Challenge to circumnavigate the globe.