Both the symptoms of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and the side-effects of many of the treatments, seem designed to cause maximum embarrasment 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:
- A range of informative literature, including Students with IBD
- A closed Facebook group Lulu Livemore (only open to CCA members) and open Facebook page
- IBD Helpline
- and much more!
Browse our website, read about other people’s experiences and call our office (1800 138 029) to have information sent directly to you.
QLD Youth Camp 2016
We are excited to announce that registrations are now open for our Youth Camp in Queensland. This is a FREE camp for young adults (between 11-17 years of age) who are CCA members.
This is a chance for you to have a great time away with other teenagers who understand exactly what you’re going through. There will be a range of fun activities and opportunities for you to bond and just chill out.
Don’t be worried that you may not know anyone, remember that everyone is in the same boat, and it’s all about having fun and getting to know each other.
When: 21 – 23 October 2016
Where: Kindilan Outdoor Education Camp, Redlands Bay
What’s included: All accommodation, meals and activities are included.
Applications close on Friday 16 September 2016
To register your interest, download the Expression of Interest form
(Travel costs to and from the camp location are not covered by CCA.)
The camps are proudly sponsored by The Marian & EH Flack Trust.