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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-02730

My Breath is My Life

Submitted by: Jackie Dunbar, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Friday, January 7, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Maggie Chapman, Natalie Don, Sharon Dowey, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Douglas Lumsden, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Paul O'Kane, Alexander Stewart, Kaukab Stewart, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed, Mercedes Villalba, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

That the Parliament notes the conclusion of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation project, My Breath is My Life; understands that the project was launched in September 2018 for a three-year period and was funded by a £136,560 grant from the National Lottery Community Fund; recognises that the project involved the delivery of asthma training to children, parents and teachers across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, including within the Aberdeen Donside constituency, to help people understand asthma, identify symptoms and triggers, and learn how to manage the condition; welcomes that the project delivered workshops to 14,962 pupils, with training provided to 572 teachers and 228 pupil support assistants; understands that the project further supported 1,301 children and young people with asthma, and 396 parents of children with asthma; notes the feedback received for the project, which included calls for it to be made available nationally; acknowledges the calls for greater understanding of asthma among GPs, frontline health professionals and education staff, and wishes the charity every success in its continued efforts to improve awareness and understanding of asthma as a condition.