- Resources for children with asthma
- Resources for adults with asthma
- Easy Read Resources
- Healthcare Professionals Resources
- Schools Resources
Asthma UK produces award winning materials to help people with asthma understand and manage their condition more effectively. Our resources have been co-created with people with asthma, developed using the most trusted evidence, and evaluated by healthcare professionals.
We hope they make life easier for you, and help you to get the best from your medicines and from your appointments with healthcare professionals. We are proud to have our resources certified by The Information Standard. This means our resources have been through a rigorous assessment to check that they're clear, accurate, balanced, evidence-based and up-to-date.
You can download most of our resources, but 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 there will be no charge to order one copy of each resource. You can place your order by calling 0300 222 5800 and choosing option 2.
- If you're a healthcare professional and would like to order more than one copy of our materials, charges apply. Have a look at our price list for more information on charges and email us (at firstname.lastname@example.org) a completed order form. You can also place your order by calling 0300 222 5800 and choosing option 2.
Asthma UK's My Asthma resources are for parents and children aged around 6-11 years to use. My Asthma helps children to understand more about their asthma, their medicines and how taking their medicines can help them feel better. It helps parents and children to record together useful information to pass on to their healthcare professional. We recommend parents of children newly diagnosed with asthma or parents wanting to learn how to manage their child's asthma better order our My Asthma Pack by calling 0300 222 5800 and choosing option 2.
The My Asthma Pack contains:
- 1 copy of the My Asthma Action Plan
- 1 copy of My Asthma Calendar
- 1 set of My Asthma Stickers
- 1 copy of the Asthma and My Child booklet
You can also download or order individual copies of:
- The My Asthma Action Plan
- Asthma and My Child booklet
Please note that the My Asthma calendar and My Asthma stickers are not available as downloads.
My Asthma Child Asthma Action Plan
A colourful Asthma Action Plan designed specifically for children. 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. Fill it in with your GP or asthma nurse and 89% of parents surveyed said they felt My Asthma Plan helped their child understand their asthma better. You and your child can keep the paper copy handy at home, and take a picture of it to carry it with you on your phone.
Asthma and My Child
This point of diagnosis booklet gives a concise overview of asthma to a parent/carer of a child newly diagnosed with asthma. It has information on triggers and medicines.
This booklet gives a short description of asthma that is helpful for children and parents to talk through together, especially if the asthma diagnosis is new. It has information on triggers and medicines. Click here for more information about children and asthma.
Asthma UK's Your Asthma resources help you manage your asthma well so you can get on with enjoying life.
We recommend adults recently diagnosed with asthma or wanting to know more about asthma order our Your Asthma Pack by calling 0300 222 5800 and choosing option 2, or by downloading it via the links below.
The Your Asthma Pack contains:
- 1 copy of Asthma Action Plan
- 1 copy of Peak Flow Diary
- 1 copy of Asthma review booklet
- 1 copy of Asthma and Me booklet
You can also download or order copies of these individual resources.
Your Asthma Asthma Action Plan
This plan is intended for people aged 12 or over. You should fill this plan in with your GP or asthma nurse so youhave written information about what to do when your symptoms get worse. It also includes information about what to do in an asthma attack. You can keep the paper copy handy at home, and take a picture of it to carry it with you on your phone.
Asthma & Me
This booklet gives an overview of asthma that might be especially helpful if you have been recently diagnosed with asthma. It has information on triggers and medicines. If you want more in-depth information, visit our triggers pages, and our inhalers, treatments and medicines pages.
Asthma Review Booklet
This booklet outlines what you can expect to happen at your asthma review. Find out more about how to prepare for your review here.
Peak Flow Diary
If you want to be more involved in managing your asthma, this helps you record your daily peak flow and/or symptoms so you and your GP can keep a close eye on them. It is very useful if you have had a recent flare-up or attack (exacerbation) or if you have moderate to severe asthma (step 3 or above on the BTS/SIGN stepwise approach). You can also download additional replacement pages for the Peak Flow Diary here.
Peak Flow Diary (additional pages)
Additional pages for our tool for people with asthma to record their peak flow and/or symptoms regularly to help them monitor their asthma.
Our Easy Read materials are specially designed for people who find simple language helpful. If English is not your first language, or you have learning difficulties these are useful. You can use them to talk to your GP or asthma nurse about asthma.
You can also download or order copies of:
- All About Asthma booklet
- All About Asthma card
- Asthma attack card (available as download only)
- Frequently Asked Questions booklet (available as download only)
Easy Read Asthma Attack card
An easy to read and understand guide with four clearly illustrated steps about what to do in an asthma attack.
Easy Read All About Asthma booklet
An easy to read and understand guide to asthma for people with learning disabilities. This illustrated guide explains what asthma is, the triggers and treatments and how to look after your asthma.
Easy Read All About Asthma card (small)
An easy to read and understand card to remind people with learning disabilities when to take their inhalers with space to write what colour each inhaler is.
Easy Read All About Asthma card (large)
A5 size easy to read and understand card to remind people with learning disabilities when to take their inhalers with space to write what colour each inhaler is.
Easy Read Frequently Asked Questions
Easy to read and understand questions and answers about asthma.
After Your Asthma Attack
A downloadable leaflet that you can give to your patients after they have had an asthma attack. Contains information about what patients should do after being discharged from a hospital admission due to an asthma attack, as well as details regarding patient expectations for asthma reviews and information to aid people with asthma to determine whether their asthma is getting worse.
Understanding Asthma: How Your Pharmacist Can Help
This leaflet outlines the services that pharmacists can offer people with asthma, including the New Medicines Service and the Medicine Use Review. It encourages people with asthma to go to their local pharmacy for advice about their medicines, how to use their inhaler, as well as other services such as repeat prescriptions and smoking cessation.
School asthma card
The school card is a convenient resource designed to help both primary and secondary schools keep a central asthma register at school that is available to all staff. This resource supports schools with a standalone asthma policy.
Education for Health's children-specific website now has an asthma training module for people who work with children: www.supportingchildrenshealth.org
Since September 2014 schools are required to have a Medical Conditions Policy in place for children with asthma which includes the child having an individualised health plan if it's felt to be appropriate.To read more about this new legal requirement and access templates for individual healthcare plans andparental agreement forms, go to the www.gov.uk website.
The Medical Conditions at School website also contains useful information though these pages are also in the process of being updated in light of the legislative changes.
Last updated June 2015