One-on-one Telephone Support

Pulmonary Fibrosis

Lung Foundation Australia has developed a peer to peer matching program connecting people with a similar lived experience of lung disease. Peer Connect provides the opportunity for two people to share their experiences with someone who ‘gets it,’ and provide each other with a listening ear, and encouragement.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Peer Connect Service

It can make all the difference to connect with someone who understands. This can be especially true if you live with a rare lung disease, as opportunities to meet others who live with the same condition may be limited.

To create opportunities for connection, Lung Foundation Australia offers a telephone-based peer matching service for people affected by Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF). The service offers one-on-one peer support by connecting two people who may have similar lived experiences. The service welcomes people living with a PF diagnosis, as well as offering peer matching for those who care for someone living with PF.

For more information or to join Peer Connect, complete the expression of interest form, or call our Information and Support Centre on the freecall number, 1800 654 301.

The matching process

Upon your registration into the program, the Peer Connect Service Coordinator will review your details and aim to match you with a Primary Peer* with whom you may have a few things in common, such as:

  • Similar management plans
  • Living in the same region or state
  • Similar family situations
  • Diagnosis around the same time.

*A Primary Peer is a volunteer with Lung Foundation who has previously been involved with the service as a participant. Primary peers will be ready to listen to your experiences and will also share their own as part of mutual support.