Last winter, health professionals across mid and south Essex encouraged people with respiratory conditions to stay well by joining in with a #Scarfie.

More than 93,000 people across our area in mid and south Essex have asthma and COPD – a lung condition that causes difficulty with breathing. Cold air is a common asthma trigger and can make health worse.

A simple tip to stay well is to wear a scarf loosely across your mouth, this warms up air before you breathe it in and can help people with asthma and other lung conditions.

#Scarfie, an Asthma UK campaign, encourages people to take a selfie wearing a scarf and share this simple tip widely with friends and loved ones.

If you want to get involved, just take a picture of yourself with your scarf on (aka a #scarfie) and post it on Twitter or Facebook.

Don't forget to tag us in (Twitter: @CPRCCG Facebook: @NHSCPRCCG), using #scarfie

Below are some ways you might want to wear your #Scarfie from Asthma UK. For more information about staying well this winter click here and further tips for good self-care can be found here

Click on the image below to see a slideshow of Scarfie pictures

Southend United Scarfie Breatheasy group Care Co-ordination team Hadleigh Park Our Lady of Ransom Knightswick WI