Welcome, Haere Mai, Kia Ora, Talofa

Canterbury Asthma Society Incorporated (trading as CanBreathe) is a not-for-profit organisation providing services and support throughout the Canterbury region.   We have registered nurses who provide education and advice to individuals and families/whanau affected by asthma, COPD or other respiratory conditions.

Our objective is:

"To improve the quality of life for people with asthma and related diseases throughout the Canterbury area by providing support, education, resources and knowledge to its members and the wider community".

What we do

CanBreathe supports individuals and families with respiratory conditions by offering the following services:

  • Free individual consultations and education to improve management of asthma or COPD.  These sessions may take up to an hour and can be provided at our clinic or at your place.
  • Free education about medications, inhalers and spacers
  • Free telephone information and advice
  • Resources for people with asthma and COPD
  • Education and updates for health professionals in the latest asthma and COPD management - a part charge may apply
  • Free Asthma education sessions to staff and parents at schools and preschools
  • Free information sessions to community groups
  • Free Smoking cessation support and quitcards for nicotine replacement therapy
  • Nebuliser hire and sales service. Home visits can be provided to people who are largely housebound
  • Dust mite allergy bedding protection sales
  • Spirometry testing
  • Quarterly newsletter - click on this link  -Whoosh Autumn 2017  to read our latest issue

If you have any questions or wish to arrange an appointment click on Contact Details and Email Form to contact us.

How well controlled is your asthma?  The first step to living free from the symptoms of asthma is to understand your levels of asthma control right now.  Go to http://asthmacontrol.co.nz/ and take the test to check your asthma control.    

 COPD and Asthma Fundamentals Courses for Nurses.  If you are interested in attending a courseplease contact us to register and you will be sent a registration form for the next course

CanBreathe needs your support to keep providing its services free to the community.

You can support CanBreathe by becoming a member, making a donation and/or supporting our fundraising.

If you would like to make a donation click the the link to our "Give a Little" web page. http://www.givealittle.co.nz//org/CanBreathe/donate






 CanBreathe will be selling the very popular Entertainment books again this year.  This is a great opportunity to received wonderful savings on dining, entertainment, accommodation and travel for your and your family while supporting CanBreathe and the services it provides.  Books cost $65 and CanBreathe received $13 for each book we sell.  As well as the hard copy the Entertainment book is available in an electronic version so you can download the app onto your smartphone and always have it available when you are out.

To ensure you don't miss out, put in your order early.  To pre-order your book contact us by phoning 386 0278 or email office@canbreathe.org.nz or go online to order and pay at http://www.entbook.co.nz/134h346

The funds from our 2017 Book sales will be used to fund the Baxter Bear kits for children with asthma.  These kits have proven to help asthma management with children under six years of age.  It costs CanBreathe approximately $40-50 per kit.










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