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Asthma Australia

Asthma Australia helps people to breathe so they can live freely.

Asthma Australia is a for-purpose, consumer organisation with a history of improving the lives of people with asthma.

It operates across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory to deliver evidence-based prevention and health strategies to more than half a million people each year. Asthma Australia works in partnership with the Asthma Foundations of Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Asthma Australia works with people with asthma, their family and friends, health professionals, researchers and governments to find the best treatments and practices to make sure life with asthma is the best it can be.

Vision and mission

Asthma Australia’s vision is to see a community that is free of asthma.

Its mission is to achieve this by:

  • halving the number of avoidable hospital presentations because of asthma by 2030
  • helping everyone in the community to understand asthma so they can help if they are in an emergency situation
  • challenging the way we do things now, to keep improving asthma prevention and treatment outcomes for people with asthma

How Asthma Australia can help

Asthma Australia advocates for people with asthma and the people who care for them. The organisation supports research into the causes, prevention and treatments for asthma, and provides, education and training, including first aid, in how to respond if someone close to you experiences asthma symptoms.

Helpline

People with asthma and their carers are welcome to call to speak to an Asthma Educator

  • Call 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462) Mon to Fri, from 9am to 5pm AEST

Programs and apps

  • Asthma Assist a free asthma information service that supports you in managing asthma
  • Coach Program a confidential, free health coaching service delivered over the phone
  • Asthma apps Asthma Australia has developed three apps to assist people with asthma and their carers

Recommended links

Last reviewed: December 2019

Information from this partner

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What is Severe Asthma - Asthma Australia

10% of Australias 2.7 million people with asthma have severe asthma, where they do not respond as well to common asthma medications.

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Asthma Puffers & Relievers - Asthma Australia

Learn more about how relievers work and how important they are for relieving asthma symptoms.

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Symptoms of Asthma in Children - Asthma Australia

We recommend all symptoms of asthma in children such as cough, wheeze, breathlessness and complaints of chest pain be reviewed by your doctor.

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Thunderstorm Asthma - Asthma Australia

Discover how thunderstorms can uniquely pose a problem for people with asthma. Grass pollen levels may increase during thunderstorms and trigger asthma attacks.

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Diagnosing Asthma in Children - Asthma Australia

Having a child with asthma can be frightening for parents and carers. Our comprehensive guide to children living with asthma gives parents and carers knowledge of asthma management .

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Complementary Therapies - Asthma Australia

Complementary therapies for asthma management are not generally part of “standard” medical care. If you’re seeking complementary therapy for managing your asthma, here are the steps to take.

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Asthma Preventers - Seretide, Montelukast & Flixotide - Asthma Australia

Preventers such as Alvesco, Flixotide, Pulmicort and Qvar reduce the likelihood of asthma attacks and are especially useful for people with asthma.

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Colds, Flu and Viruses - Asthma Australia

Everyone with asthma including all family members should be vaccinated against the flu. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for a free flu vaccination under the National Immunisation Program.

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Medicines and Devices - Asthma Australia | Nation's Peak Consumer Body

There are a range of medicines amd devices available for people with asthma to manage and control their symptoms such as relivers and preventers.

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Asthma Action Plan - Asthma Australia (Nation's peak consumer body)

Asthma action plan is a document which sets out the self-management steps recommended by your doctor in case you experience asthma symptoms.

Read more on Asthma Australia website

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