Member Benefits

As a member of CCA you are part of a caring community and have access to exclusive benefits.

Inside Insight - Quarterly Magazine

The official magazine of Crohn’s & Colitis Australia features news from CCA, latest research, personal stories and tips on lifestyle strategy.  A quarterly publication available online or in print, it features fresh content specially created to make your life more liveable.

The Inside Story: A Toolkit for Living Well with IBD

This comprehensive information kit is an extensive resource including information on more than 20 different topics that can directly affect people living with Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis. There are contributions from medical experts and it includes detailed information regarding diet and nutrition, medications, surgery, emotional factors, children and IBD etc.

This 150-page information kit is the first Australian publication of its kind and is available exclusively to members of Crohn’s & Colitis Australia. It is available online in the Members section of our website. Alternatively, copies can be mailed to members for the cost of postage and handling.

Fortnightly CCA e-News

A fortnightly digest on news from CCA, information on upcoming forums, youth programs, updates from the Crohn’s & Colitis Hub and more.

IBD Telephone Helplines

If you want to speak to someone about Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis information, support or ways to manage your health, CCA offers two telephone support services:

Crohn’s and Colitis Helpline for individual help, information and guidance on Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, provided by our Helpline Coordinator.

Crohn’s and Colitis Nurseline, an appointment-based service where you will speak with an IBD nurse who will help in creating a personalised care plan.

More informatioN – HELPLINES

Research Update

An exclusive research series, which gives you the scoop on what is happening in the world of IBD research.  The Research Update can include a mix of video reports and articles prepared just to update you on what progress and change is being made in IBD research field.

Exclusive Member Access

Our member-only section features current and back issues of CCA’s magazine, an electronic version of The Inside Story Toolkit, our research update videos and various important links.

Can't Wait Card

The Can’t Wait Card is issued to new members of CCA who have been formally diagnosed with Crohn’s or colitis (IBD), to help them gain access to a toilet in times of urgency. It displays the diagnosed person’s name and CCA member number, and identifies that person as someone who requires urgent access to a toilet due to a medical condition.

New Member Information Pack

In addition to the Can’t Wait Card, each new member receives a New Member Information Pack via post within 1-2 weeks of registering. The kit features a range of literature, including two recent editions of Inside Insight, select information guides, a handy fridge magnet and notepad, as well as information on how to access further benefits of your CCA Membership.

Support Groups

CCA offers a nationwide network of support groups with trained facilitators. Support groups provide an environment where everyone can contribute, receive empathy, support and understanding.

Volunteer Teams

Crohn’s & Colitis Australia is working with regional Australians to establish volunteer teams to provide support and leadership for those who live with inflammatory bowel disease.  Volunteer teams enable people with IBD and their families to connect with others who are going through the same challenges and support one another and the search for a cure.

IBD Forums

Our IBD forums are held at a range of locations throughout Australia each year and provide members with the opportunity to hear from experts across a range of relevant topics, including medical information and strategies to help live well with IBD. As a member you will receive a personal notification when one is being held in your state.

Youth Camps

CCA’s camps provide young people with IBD and their families with the opportunity to meet, foster resilience, increase knowledge and form lasting friendships.These fun and rewarding weekends also build self-esteem and link up teens with other people their age experiencing the same challenges and successes.

Follow us on Facebook

Our public Facebook page is a great way for you, your family and your friends to keep up to date with the latest CCA and IBD news and events. This is a great place to communicate and ask questions openly.

Find us on Facebook, click like and new posts will automatically show up on your wall every day. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram!