Asthma in young people and teenagers

3) Self management of your asthma

Teenage girl talking to a health clinic receptionist

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Self management is about growing in confidence and gaining new skills, to help you manage your condition. This will be done with support from your health care professionals, carers and family. This does not mean that you have to cope alone or that the health care professionals are abandoning you. Self management is about you finding what works best for you in terms of coping and managing everyday living activities when living with a long term condition. The support you need will always be in place but you will be the person managing it. It is about you being in control of your condition and not it taking control of you!

Self-management is about approaching the day-to day challenges you face while living with a long-term condition in different and more effective ways.
It is about you being in control of your asthma and not it being in control of you!