Asthma UK provide free education resources which help teachers educate children about asthma. They provide a range of information and support for people with asthma, their families, and professionals.
Asthma UK is the charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the 5.4 million people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma.
They raise awareness of the seriousness of asthma, influence healthcare policy and provide a free Adviceline for confidential support and advice. They also provide free resources to help teachers develop effective policies for dealing with asthma.
What they can do for you:
Free teaching resources for KS2 in:
Assembly: Asthma UK have designed some guidance and a PowerPoint presentation to help you or the children deliver an assembly about asthma.
PHSE: Asthma UK have designed a lesson plan and activity sheets that will enable all children to understand what asthma is and how it affects people. Most children will also understand what commonly triggers asthma and how it can be treated.
Science: Asthma UK have designed a lesson plan and activity sheets that will enable all children to understand what asthma is and how the lungs work. Most children will also know what commonly triggers asthma and how it can be treated. Some children will also understand how people with asthma can successfully manage
Provide information and resources for children and young people with asthma
Free asthma awareness sessions and training
Big up Your Chest is Asthma UK's facebook page for young people (aged 16-24). At BUYC people can see videos about other young people's experiences, vlogs, inhaler technique demos and more, plus downloadable information.
Helpline for information and support on anything to do with asthma 0800 121 62 55 (Mon-Fri 9-5)
One of the ways that children can learn about asthma and support our work is by taking part in one of our school fundraisingevents, like the Mini Marathon.
Most Asthma UK materials are free and can be ordered from their website or over the phone by calling 0800 121 62 55. Education professionals may be especially interested in.
Asthma Educate is a free online teaching resource for 7- to 11-year-olds. It includes lesson plans, activities and assembly guides to help make learning about asthma as easy and as fun as possible.
Planet Asthma is an art activity book containing creative activities for your classroom which are designed to raise understanding of asthma. The book can be ordered free from Asthma UK by calling 0800 121 62 55.
My Asthma is a free self-management resource designed for children aged around 6-11. By using My Asthma, children will be able to understand more about their asthma, their medicines and how to better control their asthma.
Pre-school Asthma Pack: resources for Early Years Carer
These guidelines are to help local authorities, pre-school groups, pre-school management committees, workers in pre-school and nursery and parents to develop effective policies for dealing with asthma. The guidelines aim to promote a working partnership between all concerned, resulting in the development and successful implementation of an asthma policy.
Asthma policy for schools
Asthma Attack Card
A credit-card-sized resource that a pupil can keep on them and a teacher can keep in the classroom. It contains information about what to do if someone is having an asthma attack. The card is recommended for everyone with asthma.