Resources

Our award-winning resources have been created using the most trusted evidence and evaluated by healthcare professionals and people with asthma.

All our booklets, leaflets and written asthma action plans have been put together to make life easier for people with asthma. We want to help you:

  • understand and manage your asthma better
  • get the best from your medicines
  • make the most of your healthcare appointments 

The resources have been developed alongside healthcare professionals who have a specialist interest in asthma and people with asthma who know what it’s like to live with the condition. They have also been certified by The Information Standard, which means they’ve been through a rigorous assessment to check they're clear, accurate, balanced, evidence-based and up-to-date.

How to get our resources

You can download most of our resources by clicking on the individual links. You are welcome to order print copies too. 

  • If you have asthma, you're a parent of a child with asthma or if you care for someone with asthma you can order one copy of each resource for free. Call 0300 222 5800 and choose option 2.
  • If you're a healthcare professional and would like to order more than one copy of a resource, check our price list, fill out an order form and email it to us at info@asthma.org.uk. You can also place your order by calling 0300 222 5800 and choosing option 2. If you'd like to order more than 500 copies of a single item, call us so we can work out a cheaper price by getting quotes from multiple printers.

Written asthma action plans

Child Written Asthma Action Plan

For children

This colourful ‘My Asthma Plan’ is designed especially for children age from six to 11. Fill it in with their GP or asthma nurse. It lists the medicines your child needs to take every day to stay well, what to do if their asthma gets worse, and what to do in an asthma attack. 

Download Child action plan

Adult Written Asthma Action Plan

For adults

This plan is designed for adults and children age 12 and over. Fill it in with your GP or asthma nurse. It lists the medicines you need to take every day to stay well, what to do if your asthma gets worse, and what to do in an asthma attack.

Download Adult action plan

Resources for children with asthma

If you’re a parent of a child who’s recently been diagnosed with asthma or you want to understand how to manage your child’s asthma well, we recommend ordering our ‘My Asthma Pack’. It contains:

  • 2 x ‘My Asthma Plan’ (a written asthma action plan for children)
  • 1 x ‘My Asthma Calendar’
  • 1 x set of ‘My Asthma Stickers’
  • 1 x ‘Asthma and My Child’ booklet

Please note that the calendar and stickers are not available as downloads.

Asthma and My Child booklet

Asthma and my child

This booklet explains how you can help your child manage their asthma well so they can get on with enjoying life. 

Download Asthma and my child

Resources for adults with asthma

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with asthma or you want to understand more about managing your asthma well, we recommend ordering our ‘Your Asthma Pack’. It contains:

  • 1 x asthma action plan (a written asthma action plan for adults and children age 12 and older)
  • 1 x ‘Live well with asthma’ booklet
  • 1 x ‘Make the most of your asthma review’ booklet
  • 1 x peak flow diary                

You can also download or order copies of these individual resources.

Asthma and Me booklet

Live well with asthma

This booklet explains how you can manage your asthma well so you can get on with enjoying life. 

Download Live well with asthma

Your Asthma Review booklet

Make the most of your asthma review

This booklet gives a reassuring overview of what you can expect from your annual asthma review and has lots of useful tips on how to prepare for this important appointment.

Download Make the most of your asthma review

Peak Flow Diary

Peak flow diary

Your GP or asthma nurse might advise you to use this booklet to record your daily peak flow scores and/or symptoms if you’ve had lots of symptoms or an asthma attack recently, or if you have moderate to severe asthma. 

Download Peak flow diary

Extra peak flow diary pages 

If you’re recording your daily peak flow scores and symptoms in a peak flow diary, you can print out these extra pages.  

Download extra diary pages

After Your Asthma Attack booklet

Your asthma attack recovery plan

This booklet explains the best ways to stay well after an asthma attack. 

Download Your asthma attack recovery plan

Understanding Asthma: How Your Pharmacist Can Help booklet

Make the most of your pharmacist (download only)

This leaflet is a useful round-up of all the services your local pharmacist can offer people with asthma.

Download Make the most of your pharmacist

Easy Read resources

These materials are specially designed for people who find simple language helpful. You may find them useful if English isn’t your first language, or if you have learning difficulties. You can use them to talk to your GP or asthma nurse about your asthma.

Easy Read Asthma Attack Card

Easy Read asthma attack card (download only)

This easy-to-follow guide shows you what to do in an asthma attack in four steps with pictures.

Download an Easy Read asthma attack card

All About Asthma Easy Read booklet

Easy Read All about asthma

This easy-to-read guide uses simple language to explain what asthma is, the triggers and treatments, and ways to stay well with your asthma.

Download Easy Read All about asthma

All About Asthma Easy Read Card

Easy Read Medicine card (A5)

This useful card has space to write in what colour each inhaler is and how often/when it needs to be taken.

Download an Easy Read Medicine card (A5)

Resources for schools

School Asthma Card

School asthma card (download only)

This school asthma card is designed to help both primary and secondary schools keep a central asthma register at school that is available to all staff. 

Download a school asthma card

School medical conditions policy

Since September 2014, schools have been legally required to have a medical conditions policy in place for children with asthma. This website is a good guide to supporting pupils with health conditions at school and has templates for individual healthcare plans and parental agreement forms

Guidance on the use of emergency salbutamol inhalers in school

Put together by the Department of Health, this is a useful reminder for schools about how to store reliever inhalers and support a child who has asthma symptoms or an asthma attack at school.  

Asthma training module 

Education for Health is a charity that provides education, training courses and resources to support people with long-term medical conditions. Their asthma module is useful for anyone who works with children. 

Guidance and tools for schools

The Health Conditions in School Alliance is made of over 30 organisations, including charities, healthcare professionals and trade unions who work together to make sure children with health conditions get the care they need in school.

Last updated February 2016