Asthma Care

Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties.

It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also develop for the first time in adults.

There’s currently no cure, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control so it does not have a big impact on your life.

Please note that asthma in CHILDREN is different to asthma in ADULTS. The treatment and management plans are different. Asthma is a serious condition and can lead to death if not managed appropriately. 

What is asthma

NHS Choices in adults / in children

The Greater Manchester Medicine Management Asthma plan provides a step by step advice for adults 18 and over 

Air Pollution

Find out how air pollution affects your lung condition, the risk from different types of pollutants, when and where air quality is likely to be worse, and what you can do to limit the effects

Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy (Tameside & Glossop) Self Help group

Make new friends who know what you’re going through, and learn more about living with a lung condition.

We are a friendly, welcoming supportive group of people who are fully committed to helping each other. Supported by local healthcare professionals.

This group is currently not meeting in person.

My Experience + Awareness: Asthma
What to do in an asthma attack

Learn more for children Asthma in children

Asthma in Children – talk by Dr Levy, consultant paediatrician with an interest in asthma