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PCS ASSIST

PCS ASSIST is the support network of the Perak Chest Society providing information, support and friendship to all who have a lung condition, family members, friends and carer givers.

PCS ASSIST is in partnership with Lahat Road YMCA to reach a larger community.

Current programme:

"Breathe eaSY" Peer Support Group

What is it: “Breathe eaSY” Peer Support Group is a peer support group initiative for asthmatics to meet, learn and share on the disease.

Who should become members:

·         Asthmatics

·         Parents or guardians of asthmatics

·         Healthcare providers

Venue:  15 Clarke Street (15 Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil, 30450 Ipoh)

Frequency:  Monthly

Duration:  2 hours maximum.  Refreshments provided.

Membership Fee:  Nil (but donations are welcomed)

Facilitator:  Doctor. Nurse educator. Lay expert

Benefits of attending the “Breathe eaSY” peer support group:

·         Continuous and close support in disease management

·         Members feel less alone, more understood and are emotionally supported by peers.

·         Members are empowered to discuss and solve their own problems.

·         Members share asthma information keeping one another up to date.

·         Members act as role models for each other. Seeing others who are contending with the same illness and making progress in their lives is inspiring and encouraging.

·         Members, being equals, feel safe and comfortable to talk about intensely personal issues, experiences, struggles and thoughts.  Discussions solve problems, reduce anxiety, improve self-esteem and well-being.

·         Members are enriched in asthma education as all discussions are facilitated by experienced health care professionals.

 

Areas of Asthma Education provided:

·         Disease awareness

·         Disease management.

·         Proper use of inhaler devices.

·         Use of AsthmaMD app for tracking progress.

“Breathe eaSY” Peer Support Group is sponsored by AstraZeneca.