The Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK is conducting a study evaluating a new self-help programme for patients who live with emotional difficulties

Are you currently grappling with pulmonary hypertension and finding that it’s impacting your emotional well-being, possibly leading to feelings of low mood or depression? The Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK has partnered with researchers at the University of Cardiff and Nottingham Trent University to conduct a study evaluating a new self-help programme for pulmonary hypertension patients who live with emotional difficulties related to depression – and recruitment is open to people all over the world.

The four-week programme, consisting of workbooks based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), has been put together by Clinical Psychologists specifically for people with pulmonary hypertension, making it the first ever of its kind. A formal diagnosis of depression is not required to take part.

The study aims to test the effectiveness of the programme with a view to it then being made available, via the PHA UK, free to anyone who needs it.

Find out more here.

Who can take part?

  • People who are over 18 years old

  • Have a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension

  • Are able to read and write in English

You do not have to live in the UK to take part in this study, and you do not need to have a formal diagnosis of depression.

PHA UK would appreciate you promoting this amongst your networks, and inviting people with pulmonary hypertension to sign up to the study at this link

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