At the PHA UK we recognise that pulmonary hypertension can impact mental wellbeing as well as physical health.
In 2019, we conducted a major survey which showed 53% of people diagnosed with PH have experienced or been diagnosed with anxiety or depression – yet only around half of these people (58%) had asked for professional help.
It’s important to understand that you are not on your own, and our resources and support tools are designed to help you take control of problematic feelings and emotions.
Anxiety can be experienced by those around the person with the diagnosis too, so we would encourage family and loved ones to also make use of the support available.
This is the world's first self-help intervention for people with PH and anxiety. Developed by psychologists, and supported by the PHA UK, the four-week programme is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and you are able to work through it in your own time at home. This programme is free for all members of the PHA UK, and their loved ones.Find out more
Our Listening Line support service gives you dedicated time with a PH professional to talk through any worries or concerns you have relating to your emotional or mental wellbeing.Find out more or make an appointment
Visit the dedicated area of our lifestyle website to hear from experts in mental health and read the experiences of others. Here, you'll find information about ICU delirium and procedural anxiety, and discover how other people with PH manage their anxiety and boost their mental wellbeing.Visit our lifestyle website