Our Mission

To improve the quality of life and well-being of those living with and impacted by IBD, through sensitive support services, including advocacy, the provision of information, training and events.

About Crohn's & Colitis Ireland

Every day, someone out there discovers they have Crohn's or Colitis, the two primary forms of inflammatory bowel disease. Regardless of age, financial status, beliefs, background, or whom you love, anyone strolling down an Irish street could be facing this challenge. No matter who you are, receiving a diagnosis of Crohn's or Colitis will completely reshape your life. But remember, you're not alone. We're here to support you every step of the way.

Here at Crohn’s & Colitis Ireland, our main goal is to be there for you every step of the way. We provide support services, guidance, and a shoulder to lean on for individuals and families affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). While we may not have a cure for the condition, we're here to help ease some of the burdens that come with living with IBD.

Our Vision

United and Committed in improving the quality of care in IBD.

At Crohn's and Colitis Ireland, we're more than just an organization; we're a community of support for those navigating life with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, collectively referred to as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), here in Ireland.

Whether you're directly living with IBD or standing alongside someone who is – be it parents, partners, family, or friends – we're here for you. Our focus is on enhancing the well-being and quality of life within the IBD community through compassionate and understanding support services. From advocacy to informative resources, specialized training, and engaging events, we're dedicated to uplifting everyone impacted by IBD. Additionally, we strive to enlighten healthcare professionals about the immense value of peer support as part of their approach to managing IBD effectively.

Living with IBD can bring about various challenges, including social isolation, employment or educational setbacks, stigma, and emotional struggles such as anxiety and depression. We're here to offer a helping hand to those experiencing any of these difficulties.

Here are some of the supportive services we offer:

It's important to recognize what we can't do: