Section: Psychosocial

Managing Your Emotions

Key Points

Mental health problems can affect asthma control so:

  • Anticipate problems
  • Respond effectively in difficult situations
  • Strategise by learning how to cope
  • Eliminate problems

Asthma can also affect your mental health so:

  • Seek out support
  • Optimise your asthma control
  • Get help if you’re struggling

Hear what others have to say

Having successfully transitioned to adult services, Maddie reflects on her previous struggles with asthma and mental health issues in conversation with Dr Rachel Calvert, her former psychologist.