We hold a free online meeting over Zoom every month for parents and carers of children with asthma. Each meeting has a different topic and is organised by our kind and knowledgeable healthcare professionals.
Every meeting is opened by a parent or carer of a child with asthma, who understands what you are going through. You can turn your camera on and talk to others, or leave your camera off and just listen.
Our next meeting is on Monday 25th March 2024 at 7pm
Helping the whole family: Understanding Childhood Asthma
Having a child with asthma or suspected asthma can have a big impact on the whole family. Meet Terri, the mum of Ethan, who lives with severe asthma. Before, Ethan was terrified to play sports, now he is a black belt in martial arts!
Terri joins our respiratory nurse specialist Debbie for our first online Parent Carer Network meeting of 2024. Learn about what asthma is and why it isn’t diagnosed till age 5. Ask questions and find answers for your child.
You are welcome to attend as many meetings as you like. Take a look at our calendar below and sign up to our mailing list for more information and to be notified when registration opens.
24th April 2024
|Managing your child’s medication
|Every child with asthma in the UK should have an Asthma Action Plan. It has all the information you need in one place, so you can look after your child’s asthma well. Join us to learn more about this, and the different types of inhalers and medications.
|Wednesday 29th May 2024
|How does air pollution affect asthma?
|Air pollution is an environmental threat to children’s health. Meet our clean air team to learn about how air pollution effects your child’s asthma. Speak to an allergy nurse specialist to find out more about the link between seasonal allergies and asthma.
26th June 2024
|Does your child get out of breath climbing the stairs? Do they struggle to walk short distances? If asthma makes it hard for your child to breathe, join our session. Physiotherapist Claire will teach you tips, tricks and exercises to help with your child’s breathing.
|Tuesday 30th July 2024
|Is your child restless and coughing in their sleep? Sometimes asthma can make it hard to sleep peacefully. Learn how to help your child get the best sleep possible.
|Wednesday 28th August 2024
|Back to School
|All schools should be well prepared to care for children with asthma. However, this is not always the case. If you need advice on how to speak to your child’s school, join our meeting. We can tell you everything you need to know about keeping your child safe at school.
|Wednesday 25th September 2024
|After school clubs and asthma
|Asthma should not stop children getting involved in after school clubs and sports. There are lots of Olympic athletes living with asthma who have gone for gold! Join us on World Lung Day to learn how to manage your child’s asthma. Let them reach for the stars!
|Wednesday 23rd October 2024
|From Hospital to Home
|Sometimes the scariest thing is not knowing what’s to come. Learn about what will happen if your child’s asthma gets worse and they need to go to hospital. Hear from families who have had to take their child to hospital before. Find out about how to care for your child when they leave hospital.
|Tuesday 26th November 2024
|Stay well in the festive season
|Many children with asthma will also have food allergies or intolerances. The festive season can be a very worrying time, with lots of parties and tasty treats for children. Speak to an allergy nurse specialist to help bust your festive food fears.