Relationships and asking for the help you need

1) Where do you get help and support?

This picture shows all the people, services and important signposts to support your self management. Think about yourself driving or walking along the road and all of these signs that you might see. It may surprise you to see just how much support there is when you begin to be supported in living with a disease such as asthma

Think about all the people around you who can help.

Formal help – ask yourself who would or could help you if you have a problem because of your asthma? This includes services run by the NHS, Local Authority, voluntary organisations and other independent groups.

Informal help – ask yourself who you would ask for help? If you feel you need cheered up or someone to go out with you for a coffee? This includes the large variety of support around us – family, friends and within our communities.

Road to self management diagram