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Welcome to the resource page for the Epidemic Thunderstorm Asthma Campaign.

Epidemic thunderstorm asthma can be sudden, serious and even life threatening; that's why it's important for everyone in the community to know what they can do to prepare for grass pollen season, particularly those most at risk of thunderstorm asthma.

The Department of Health and Human Services has developed this toolkit to help your organisation share the thunderstorm asthma preparedness messages. Below you will find a series of resources to help you and your organisation raise awareness of the campaign through your communications and engagement activities.

We're glad to have you involved and look forward to partnering with you to help more Victorians protect themselves and their families from thunderstorm asthma.

If you have any questions please email:

Four easy ways to get involved

Four ways you can help us encourage Victorians and health sector professionals to be prepared for thunderstorm asthma this grass pollen season:

  1. Social media - Post or tweet about how to be prepared for the grass pollen season and understand what thunderstorm asthma is during National Asthma Week (1-7 September) and during grass pollen season from September through December, or use our pre-written social media posts, tiles and images on your channels.
  2. Websites and newsletters - Inform your audiences about the upcoming campaign and the actions they can take through sample website, newsletter and email templates.
  3. Posters and brochure- Display thunderstorm asthma and asthma first aid posters or the community brochure in places where members of the public and health professionals can see them. To order free printed copies of the posters, please use the online order form. These resources are available in a number of community languages. Download resources from this page or order printed copies for free using the online order form.
  4. Presentations - Talk to your community about thunderstorm asthma using our presentation pack. Slides and notes, supported by the materials available to order, provide everything you need to raise awareness of thunderstorm asthma.

A range of translated materials is available at Thunderstorm asthma - multicultural resources page.