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

Programe Ambassador

Simone Amelia Jordan

Simone Amelia Jordan is an award-winning writer and host. Her debut memoir, Tell Her She’s Dreamin’ (August 30, Hachette Australia) details her journey to becoming Australia’s most successful hip-hop journalist and sheds light on how she chases career goals with active Crohn’s disease. Simone’s career spans television, radio, and digital media, and her celebrity interviews on YouTube have racked up over 13 million views. Proud of her Middle Eastern heritage, Simone mentors the next generation of multicultural talent through her work with Media Diversity Australia and Diversity Arts Australia.

“I became a Crohn’s & Colitis Australia Young Adult Support Program Ambassador because I want especially young people with this condition to know you can thrive and survive. For many of us, there are certain moments, particularly during flare-ups, when hope feels lost. I know those moments well. I’m sharing my testimony to help others and remind them there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

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. 

Message Box

Instagram Live Q&A

When: Tuesday 30th May

Where: Live stream on Instagram

Time: 5:30pm AEST

Current Research


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


These recipes have been created by Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Amelia Weddell

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