Relationships and asking for the help you need

8) Support from others with asthma

Support group

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The people who know most about coping day to day with asthma are others with the condition.

Support groups can be a great source of help, support and advice. Often other people can give you practical tips which have worked for them.

If you do not think a support group is for you there are alternatives. Your health and social care professionals can put you in contact with a variety of resources such as:

  • On line blogs or chat rooms.
  • Individuals who have agreed to allow their email to be passed on as a contact.
  • Advice lines.
  • Befriending schemes.
  • Volunteers who may be able to help and support you when you need them.
  • Exercise based groups in local leisure facilities.
  • Social get together for a coffee.