Get ready to #AskAboutAsthma
#AskAboutAsthma week 3 - 9 October 2022
#AskAboutAsthma is back for 2022, taking place from 3 October to 9 October. Now in its sixth year the campaign is about making simple changes to children and young people’s care that will make a big difference to how they experience their asthma.
The campaign encourages children and young people and their parents and carers to understand how to best manage their asthma with four measures:
- Get an asthma action plan in place
- Understand how to use inhalers correctly
- Schedule an asthma review – every year and after every attack, and;
- Consider air pollution and its impact on lung health – we want to ensure that every asthma conversation considers indoor and outdoor air pollution.
Local air quality
Simple changes can improve the air quality in Elmbridge and help safeguard the lung health of everyone – not just people with asthma. For example walking or cycling to school or work, carpooling and turning off engines when idle, or having more greenery in and around homes, schools and offices. Watch our video for five practical steps you can take to help improve local air quality.
If you have asthma or have a cardiovascular or lung disorder, you can sign up for airAlert. This is a free service for anyone affected by air quality, helping you make the right choices to minimise any potential impacts on your health.
Visit #AskAboutAsthma 2022 for more information about this year’s campaign. In Elmbridge, we can help share the message so that children, young people and their parents or carers feel informed and supported to #AskAboutAsthma.