IBD & ME...
Transitioning to Adulthood with IBD
is an important milestone.
This new website offers tips and info
to help you prepare for your big step.
We will transform the lives of children, young people, families and all those affected by IBD and will lead these communities to increasing connectedness.
Crohn’s & Colitis New Zealand is a growth focused and sustainable organisation which innovates and is responsive to opportunities to optimise and support the well-being of those affected by IBD.
We make lives more liveable for everyone in New Zealand affected by IBD.
We offer information channels, education and support networks and provide a structure around which people can unite to raise awareness of these diseases.
We seek to enhance their capability to live in a positive and hope-filled environment which will contribute to their happiness and help them feel empowered to maximise their potential and realise their life goals.
CROHN’S & COLITIS NEW ZEALAND
IBD NURSE AWARD FOR CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
We are pleased to announce the opening of our applications for the 2023 IBD Nurse International Travel Award.
The grant is to provide an international travel grant up to NZD $5,000 to a nurse involved in the treatment and management of IBD patients, to attend a relevant international conference with a focus on Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or, to provide a national travel grant of up to $1,500 for a national conference or training, with a focus on Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The goal of the grant is to improve the quality of life of patients with IBD in New Zealand through the continuing education of IBD nurses practicing in New Zealand.
If you are interested in applying, please read the full brief here or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY TAKEDA NEW ZEALAND LIMITED.
#ibdhasnoage - World IBD Day 2022
New Zealand has one of the highest rates of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in the world (known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease or “IBD”). World IBD Day, observed in over fifty countries, commemorates the five million people worldwide who live with these diseases every day of their lives. 20,000 of these people are our neighbours, friends, and family.
IBD does not discriminate by age or sex. It impacts the lives of children, teens, young adults, and the elderly. And it brings to each stage of life its own unique set of challenges.
From work to school, travelling, starting a job, becoming a new parent or grandparent, we hope that these series of films will give insight into what it is like to live with IBD.
The people in this film are not actors they are real New Zealanders who live with IBD. Thank you so much to Pete, Hannah and Charlotte for opening up and sharing their journey's with IBD.
Click here to watch the video>>
Can't Wait? Don't Wait!
The CCNZ toilet card clearly states that the holder has a medical condition and needs to use a toilet quickly. Although it does not guarantee you access to a toilet, most places you visit will be willing to help you. The card is a small, credit sized card, designed to fit easily into your purse, wallet or pocket. You can show the card when you're out shopping and socialising and it may help you gain access to a toilet.
If you would like a “I Cant Wait" toilet card please email us and we will send out an application form for your medical provider to complete or download your application here.
Do you want to support "I Can't Wait!" cardholders?
Placing a CCNZ sticker in the window of your business that you recognise the "I Can't Wait" card can truly change lives.
Honouring the card allows people with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and other medical condition to use your facilities in the event a cardholder needs one urgently.
This simple act of kindness gives people with medical conditions the confidence to leave home without the fear of having an accident in public. It gives them the opportunity to do what most of us take for granted: the opportunity to leave home, to shop, to meets friends, and to live a normal life.
Holders of the "I Can't Wait" card have gone through the process of applying for the card which requires their doctor's documentation that they have a condition for which the card is necessary.
CCNZ recognises and publicises participating business on our webpage and social media platforms. Let people know that your business is making a difference in the lives of members of your community. Click here to find out who they are.
For more information please email us.
Want to know what to do if someone presents this card to you? Download our educational sheet here.