Southend Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Psychology Service

The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Psychology works alongside the respiratory teams to provide support to help people manage their COPD and wellbeing.

COPD can impact on everyday life and many people find it difficult to manage. In fact the natural response to breathlessness is to panic, so it is very common for people to feel fed up, frustrated, worried or anxious. COPD can have a huge impact on people’s life and can be very stressful. It can often feel like life has been turned upside down or as if your life is on pause. COPD psychologists think about emotional wellbeing as well as physical wellbeing, as we believe they are all related.

We offer:

  • Various courses to help manage stress associated with COPD
  • Assessment
  • Mood and anxiety books specific to COPD
  • 1:1 work focused on individual goals

The service provides Psychological input and joint work in Hospital Pulmonary Rehab program. As well as specialist support, education and training to other professionals to enable them to understand and work with the emotional needs of our client group.


Our team may recommend the following for patients and/or family members:

  • Talking individually
  • Talking in a group
  • Self Help Materials
  • Inpatient Sessions

If you do have any needs that fall outside of our treatment capabilities we co-ordinate referral to the appropriate services.

How Long Will the Treatment Last

We offer up to 12 sessions.

Where Service is based

The Service is based in acute and community settings.

Rochford Ward
Southend University Hospital
Prittlewell Chase

Hours of Operation

The Service operates Monday to Friday.
09:00 -17:00

How to Contact Service

Tel: 01702 385504