ACT for IBD program

Do you have IBD (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or indeterminate colitis)?

Do you experience symptoms of anxiety and/or depression?

Researchers from Deakin University are conducting a study which aims to test a novel psychological intervention designed for people living with IBD and symptoms of anxiety/depression.

What Will it Involve?

The study is designed to be delivered fully online. The program utilizes a psychological approach called Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and will involve up to 1 hour of online work per week for 8 weeks. Four out of eight sessions will be facilitated by a psychologist and the remaining four will be self-directed using online resources. We will also ask you to complete an online questionnaire before the intervention, immediately after the intervention, and 3 months after the intervention.

Who Can Participate?

If you have IBD (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or indeterminate colitis) and can provide a document confirming your diagnosis, you may be eligible to participate. However, please note the study is only addressed to people with mild to moderate levels of anxiety and /or depression and we will undertake a brief screening of these.

To express interest or if you have any further questions about this research, please contact us via [email protected] or click the link below for more information. This study has received Deakin University ethics approval (reference number: 2021-263).