One-on-one Telephone Support

Peer Connect

Lung Foundation Australia has developed a peer-to-peer connection program to link people with a similar lived experience of lung disease or lung cancer. Peer Connect provides the opportunity for people to share their experiences with someone who ‘gets it.’

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. 

To learn more and join a peer connect one-on-one telephone program, please complete the form below.

Are you a:
Are you a: carer
What lung condition are you living with?
What lung condition are you living with? Lung cancer
What lung condition are you living with? COPD
What lung condition are you living with? bronchiectasis
What lung condition are you living with? PF
What lung condition are you living with? IPF
What lung condition are you living with? Other
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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.

Read about Peter's experience