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Better Breathing Programme

Community Health Service, Respiratory


The Better Breathing Programme is an 8-week programme designed for people with long term respiratory conditions.  Classes involve a personalised exercise regime and self-management education sessions to better understand their condition, monitor their own symptoms and learn how to stay well through better lifestyle and nutrition options.

During COVID 19 restrictions we are operating a telehealth programme.

You can access this programme by referral from the hospital, GP or your Health Practitioner.

How do I access this service?


Your GP, Middlemore hospital or Health Practitioner can refer you to this programme.


Programmes are FREE if you reside in the Counties Manukau region.

Languages Spoken


Services Provided

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

  • Exercise and activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Mindfulness and mental wellbeing
  • Smoking cessation

Education sessions that focus on self-managing your respiratory condition through exercise and better lifestlye and nutrition.

Wheelchair Access



East Auckland, South Auckland