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. 

Message Box

On Tuesday 27th September as part of the young adult support we will have a Zoom at 7pm meeting with a guest speaker Mark Micelli a Mental Health Social Worker – Coping with the mental health impacts of IBD. To register, either click the button below or send an email to [email protected] with the Subject – Meeting with Mark.

Medication

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

Recipes

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