Having a child with asthma or suspected asthma can have a massive impact, not only on the child, but on the whole family. Connecting with others in a similar situation can be a source of comfort, support, and information.
Our Parent Carer Support Network is a safe and friendly place to talk to other people who understand. Members can listen to children’s respiratory experts, ask questions, learn about the latest information, and research available and share first-hand experiences. The network is available to all parents and carers, wider family members, medical professionals and students, teachers, or those of you who have a deep connection with children who have asthma or suspected asthma.
It is natural to feel a range of emotions following any health scare, hospital admission, asthma attack or diagnosis, and it is healthy to talk about these feelings, rather than bury them. It is often the time after a medical crisis that, as parents and carers, we can start to feel overwhelmed and fearful for what the future holds. You are not alone, and we are here for you.
We hold free online events over Zoom with expert speakers, on a variety of themes relevant to parents and carers of children with lung conditions.
Coffee and connect
We have a virtual support group for parents and carers of children with asthma. If you would like to attend please reach out to Louise, our wonderful parent volunteer for a cuppa, chat and support in a group who understands.
As this is a virtual meeting you can join from anywhere in the UK.
For more details email Louise at email@example.com or call 0300 222 5800.
Stockport Allergy and Asthma Parents
This is a support group run by three parents of children with both IgE and non-IgE allergies, asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis. The main purpose of our group is to unite families of children with atopic conditions to create a safe environment to meet, offload, share and receive advice.
The main ethos of our group is inclusion. We want to create a space where everyone feels safe, included and valued. We meet once a month during the evening at The Governor's House, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 7EQ.
We also have a stay, chat and play group, once monthly at Bramhall Library, where the whole family is invited along. We have resources from relevant charities, as well as our own reviewed resources and a safe snack for all.
For more information visit Stockport Allergy and Asthma Parents page.
Little Lungs Wirral and Cheshire West
For more information about this support visit Little Lungs Wirral and Cheshire West page.
Breathe Buddies St. Helens
Breathe Buddies is run by volunteers in St Helens, giving peer to peer support to parents/carers who have children with or at risk at developing respiratory conditions. We understand how having a child with a respiratory condition can sometimes be overwhelming. Talking to others whose children have similar conditions can help you feel less isolated; there is nothing like talking to someone who just gets it! Breathe Buddies are here to listen, support and signpost you to organisations that can help you and your family.
This is our website: https://www.sthelenswellbeing.org.uk/services/volunteering/pages/breathe-buddies Fill in our contact form online, call us on 01744 371111 or come and see us at any of our pop up sessions at venues across St Helens. We advertise all pop ups on our social media pages: Facebook- @sthelenswellbeing or Twitter- @STHWellbeing
All our support groups are run by volunteers and offer peer to peer support. If this is something you would be interested in becoming involved with, please email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org