Asthma in Schools
Asthma Australia has been funded by the Commonwealth Government to develop a new national package of training and resources for primary and secondary schools. The program aims to increase asthma awareness and knowledge and help schools support young people and staff to confidently manage asthma.
Over the next few months, there will be a range of opportunities for students, school leaders, staff, parents, carers and other education personnel to provide input into the program so that it meets the needs of the whole school community.
If you would like to be directly involved contact Asthma Australia on firstname.lastname@example.org
Or keep up to date with program developments and all things asthma with the Asthma in Education newsletter – you can sign-up here.
The program includes:
Many states and territories have asthma management guidelines, policies and procedures. An audit of these has occurred and recommendations are being developed about how best to provide a single national set of guidelines that ensures consistency of asthma management in schools across the country.
Asthma Australia provides quality online training specifically for schools as part of the program. The training is nationally consistent, based on expert advice, and has been informed by education staff.
You will learn about:
- signs and symptoms
- Asthma Action Plans
- emergency kits
- first aid
For more information and to learn about the range of training options available click here.
The Schools Asthma Health Check
This will be an online, user-friendly package of resources which includes:
Congratulations to our competition winner Merlene Allen from Bonalbo Central School!
Kiss My Asthma app
Kiss My Asthma was developed by a team at the University of Sydney with young people involved in the process.
It helps young people manage their asthma better and to help others. It includes:
recording asthma attacks
It allows the user to choose to share data with their doctor to help manage asthma and can also help young people with asthma who have mental health concerns.
Young people can download the app for free from the App Store or Google Play - see kissmyasthma.org.au for all the details. Also get connected with other young people through our Facebook page.
Asthma Kids Website
Meet Chester who will help young children learn about managing their asthma and helping others.
Services for Preschools and Child Care Centres
Asthma Australia will continue to provide training and resources for children’s services, but Asthma Friendly Children’s Services is no longer available.
Asthma Australia also has trained Asthma Educators on the 1800 ASTHMA Helpline (1800 278 462) during office hours to provide support and answer any questions about managing a child with asthma.
For more information about our activities within schools contact us at email@example.com.
Asthma Australia received funding for the Asthma in Schools program from the Australian Government Department of Health.