Peer Connect Program
It can make all the difference to connect with someone who understands what it is like to live with your lung condition. Being able to chat with another person who can empathise with you, and let you know you are not alone, can be incredibly helpful.
Lung Foundation Australia connects patients and carers living with the same lung condition including Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), bronchiectasis, lung cancer, and through the support of the Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF).
Our Peer Connect program is a one-on-one telephone-based service, which connects you with one of our volunteer Primary Peers. This provides you an opportunity to connect with someone else, share experiences with each other, and gain more information about supportive services.
By joining the Peer Connect program you will be able to chat with a peer from the comfort of your own home and know that you are not alone.
Complete the Peer Connect expression of interest form
Become a Primary Peer
The power of lived experience as a Primary Peer is invaluable; it enables you to connect with peers on a deeper empathetic level. If you are open to sharing your experiences, resources, and providing a listening ear, consider joining our Primary Peer community.
Lung Foundation Australia encourages people from diverse backgrounds living with PAH, COPD, bronchiectasis, lung cancer, PF and IPF to express their interest.
Connecting through the Pulmonary Fibrosis Peer Connect Program
Hear from a peer about their experience in the Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) Peer Connect program. Lung Foundation Australia sat down with Peter, who lives with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) to chat about his experience as a secondary peer. The PF Peer Connect program is proudly supported by the Centre of research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis.