About Crohn's & Colitis Ireland
United and Committed in improving the quality of care in IBD.
Crohn's and Colitis Ireland is a support organisation in Ireland for people who are living with, or impacted by, Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis (collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD).
We are here to support people who are living with IBD, along with their parents, partners, family and friends. We work to improve the quality of life and well-being of the IBD community through sensitive support services, including advocacy, provision of information, training and events. We aim to encourage and educate healthcare professionals in the importance and value of peer support as an adjunct to their management of IBD.
Some of the negative impacts of living with IBD may include social exclusion, unemployment/under-employment, disadvantage in education or the workplace, stigma, anxiety and depression - we aim to support people who experience some or all of these.
Services We Provide
- Provide membership
- "No Waiting" card
- Support line
- Member events and meet ups
- Peer Support
- Group support
- Gutcast: The first podcast for people living with IBD in Ireland
- Support meetings - bringing people together
- Provide practical advice on a range of topics
- Support Research
- Advocacy and awareness campaigns
What We Can't Do
- Give medical advice or second opinions
- Healthcare professionals