Membership benefits

As a member of CCA you are part of a caring community and have access to exclusive benefits.

Inside Insight Magazine

The official magazine of Crohn’s & Colitis Australia features news from CCA, stories on the latest research in IBD, personal stories from the Crohn’s and colitis community, tips on lifestyle strategy and plenty more.

This member’s-only publication is available online or in print – you choose how to receive your copy of each edition.

Fortnightly Member

A fortnightly digest on news from CCA, featuring invitations to any upcoming forums, youth programs, and other events, updates from the Crohn’s & Colitis Hub, research news and more, delivered straight to your inbox on every second Wednesday.

Research Video Updates

An exclusive research series, which gives you the scoop on what is happening in the world of IBD research.  The Research Update can include a mix of video reports and articles prepared just to update you on what progress and change is being made in IBD research field.

The IBD Toolkit

This comprehensive information kit is an extensive resource including information on more than 20 different topics that can directly affect people living with Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis. There are contributions from medical experts and it includes detailed information regarding diet and nutrition, medications, surgery, emotional factors, children and IBD etc.

This 150-page information kit is the first Australian publication of its kind and is available exclusively to members of Crohn’s & Colitis Australia.

It is available online in the Members section of our website as an e-Book.

New Member Info Pack

Upon joining, each new member receives a New Member Information Pack via the post within 2-3 weeks of registering.

The kit features a range of hard-copy literature, including:

  • a welcome letter detailing membership benefits and how to access them
  • recent editions of Inside Insight
  • the ‘Wellbeing Toolkit’ booklet
  • ‘My Partner in IBD Care’ booklet
  • various other helpful brochures
  • your personalised “Can’t Wait Card”

Can’t Wait Card

The Can’t Wait Card is issued to new members of CCA who have been formally diagnosed with Crohn’s or colitis (IBD), to help them gain access to a toilet in times of urgency. It will be included in your New Member Information Pack (see more further down this page).

The personalised card is the same size as a credit card for convenient storage, and displays the diagnosed person’s name and CCA member number. The card identifies that person as someone who requires urgent access to a toilet due to a medical condition. More >

Online member section

Our member-only section features current and back issues of the Inside Insight magazine, the e-Book version of The Inside Story Toolkit, all research update videos and various important links to other content

‘Members first’

Through Member e-News, CCA members are the first to know about events, advocacy opportunities and more, including:

  • invitations to:
    • information forums (in person or live streamed)
    • new support groups
    • CCA events
    • youth events such as YEP! and Kids Day Out
  • medicine listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
  • new CCA services, such as the recently launched NurseLine.

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