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Support for you

CHSS offers a range of advice, support and practical help for people affected by chest illness and their families and carers.

Advice Line

Our Advice Line nurses provide confidential advice, support and information to help you or your family. Whether you need someone to talk to or you are looking for details of local services, the Advice Line will help with any information on living with chest illness.

To contact the Advice Line nurses:

  • Call 0808 801 0899 (FREE from landlines and mobiles)
  • Email
  • Text NURSE to 66777


We have a wide range of booklets, factsheets and online information covering different chest conditions through to practical information such as breathing and inhaler techniques and how to look after yourself in the long term. These are available free of charge if you live in Scotland. You can download any of our chest booklets and factsheets. Or to order a printed copy:

My Lungs My Life is a self management website for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. It also has a section for parents of children with asthma.


Support groups in your local area

Many people find it useful to meet others who have been affected by chest illness.

CHSS has a number of support groups across Scotland for people who living with chest illness or other long-term conditions. The groups offer a wide range of support including exercise, social activities and an opportunity to talk to others who understand what you are going through.

These groups are run by people living with chest illness or other long-term condition and are supported by CHSS.

To find out what support is available in your local area call our Advice Line nurses on 0808 801 0899 or email them on