Young Adult Support

We know young adults aged 18-25 living with IBD need a support program that focuses on your needs. So, we are excited to announce that the online Young Adult Support (YAS) has arrived! With the help of young adults with IBD like you and the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF), CCA has created YAS in response to the support you’ve asked for. Keep an eye on what’s happening in this space to see how you can get involved.

Welcome to the Young Adult Support Group Page!

On this page you will find:

  • Details about the group
  • Group facilitators
  • Message Box
  • Current research on IBD
  • Healthy recipes

Group Details

DateThe third Monday of each month
Time7:00pm (AEST)
VenueThis group will be online. For further enquiries, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

To register, click the button below and follow the prompts.

Group Facilitators

 Patrick Lickiss

Patrick is a medical student living in Geelong having moved from Tasmania in 2017. He enjoys hiking with friends, playing casual sport and winning board games. Patrick was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when he was 18 years old in 2016. He is actively involved in the CCA community, running a support group in Geelong and participating in fundraisers

Megan Trainor

Megan is a Sydney local who works in paediatric health care. She was diagnosed with Crohn’s in 2018 at the age of 22 and is passionate about supporting young adults in their journey following their diagnosis. Megan enjoys spending time with her friends and her sausage dogs, Molly and Tommy. 

Featured Article

Prepared for you by Bowen Xia. Check for it below the Bio.

‘My name is Bowen and I am an IBD patient and also a physician trainee. My experiences with my gastroenterologist, when I was diagnosed, inspired me to study medicine and my experiences as a patient cultivated my interest in gastroenterology as a career. Living with IBD is a challenge and I hope bring my experiences from both ends as a doctor and as a patient to Crohn’s and Colitis Australia. One specific area I will focus on is making research articles about IBD more accessible to everyone by focusing on the main points and conclusions. In my spare time I enjoy swimming and catching the latest TV shows.’

Current Research


For information on medication, click the button below to find the appropriate information.


The Young Adult Service has been developed thanks to Youth Health Forum Incubator Grant.