Youth support


Being a teenager is hard enough without having to deal with the challenges of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The symptoms of both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and the side-effects of many of the treatments, seem designed to cause maximum embarrassment and disruption to every aspect of your life.

Weight loss, fatigue, joint pain, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, surgical scarring, extended hospital stays, delayed puberty and/or corticosteroid puffiness… it is no wonder that many young people with IBD feel isolated, frustrated, stressed, anxious and/or depressed.

It’s important to realise you are not alone.

Meeting others who are going through similar challenges, learning more about the illness and taking a proactive interest in your treatment can make a big difference in your life. CCA has a range of resources and services that can help you including:


Please keep an eye on this page and follow our Facebook page for announcements of events as they come to hand.

For more information for students about IBD, access the student E-Book below for more information.

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If you’d like to have a hard copy of this e-Book posted to you, contact us.