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Free children’s asthma training

Training is available to teachers, parents, carers, youth workers and social workers.

Free children’s asthma training sessions are being offered to teachers, parents, carers, youth workers and social workers in Nottinghamshire.

Why should YOU learn more about asthma in children?

• Around 1 in 11 children and young people live with asthma (that’s roughly 3 in every classroom).
• Children can die from asthma.
• UK has one of the highest emergency admissions and death rates for childhood asthma in Europe.
• Education about asthma will give accurate information and guidance to reduce risks.

There is now free online training available for you to learn more about asthma in children and young people. It only takes 45 minutes to complete and can be revisited/completed at your own pace.
It contains such valuable information on supporting a child or young person with asthma – an acute attack can have devastating consequences. This nationally recognised resource has been developed by expert NHS health professionals in consultation with parents, teachers, nursery workers, sports coaches, and children’s activity leaders. Anyone who uses the resource will gain the knowledge and confidence to support children and young people with asthma, deal with emergency situations and could help save lives.

The training has been put together by Education for Health, a UK-based health care charity.

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Parentline. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health practitioner within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

  • Parents and carers of children aged 0-19:



Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

This page was last reviewed on 20-09-2022

This page will be next reviewed on 20-09-2025