Supporting students with CF
We have created some brand new resources to help you find out more about what CF means for young people at secondary school. Take a look at our 'Me and CF factsheet' to find out what it can be like to be a young person with CF in school.
Me and CF factsheet
Our starting pre-school and primary school resources include a template individual healthcare plan for young children that could also be useful for secondary school-aged children.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is a member of the Health Conditions in Schools Alliance, a group of charities campaigning for the right of children with medical conditions at school. The Alliance's website includes detailed information on policies and their campaign work.
For further information or support, please call our helpline on 0300 373 1000 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching about CF
We know that CF is often discussed in schools when teaching about genetics and genetic conditions, and if you have a young person with CF in your class this lesson could be difficult for them. We've created a factsheet for teachers full of important information that can help you with teaching a lesson on CF.
Factsheet for teachers
Throughout our website, we have information on genetics, diagnosis and a huge number of other topics.
People with CF often look healthy, but it’s a life-limiting condition that affects those living with it in a number of ways. We’ve created an interactive body where you can find out all about the different ways that CF affects men and women. With sections on the lungs, digestive system, bones and reproductive system, this fantastic resource can be a great way for your students to get to grips with all the different ways CF affects the body.
For younger children
This great video can help younger children learn all about the condition and what it’s like for people their age living with it day-to-day.
Working with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, 11-year-old Pippa Miles used her love of sci-fi to write a story to help overcome her fear of needles. The IVs and the Pseudomonas is a great resource for young children with cystic fibrosis.
This video tells the story of a young boy living with CF, the daily effect it has on his life and what it’s like juggling school and the complications of his condition. The video was produced by Mosaic Films for BBC Learning and won a Children’s BAFTA. Find out more about Jasper’s video and hear from Jasper himself about what it was like working on the project.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust teamed up with Simplyhealth and Starstruck Films to create this video. Find out from primary school children what their A-Z of CF is!
For older children
This video, produced by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, features young people talking about what CF is like for them.
For more useful videos, head over to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust YouTube channel.