NATIONAL SUPPORT GROUPS
Joining your local support group is a fantastic way to meet people and get involved!
Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand works with 15 support groups throughout New Zealand.
CCNZ support groups provide the opportunity for anyone affected by IBD (for example patients, their families and friends) to meet other people who understand the challenges of IBD. These local groups hold regular meetings, providing a safe and supportive environment where individuals impacted by IBD can express themselves openly and receive support and understanding from others with similar experiences.
These groups are run by people with IBD for people with IBD, providing information and services for their local community
View our list to find your nearest support group and contact them for information, or to register your interest in attending a support group meeting.
For more information on starting a group in your area, please phone 0800 275 423 or email.
Contact: Kade West-Hill
Bay of Plenty
Contact: Kerry Styles
Contact: Danielle LeHeron
Contact: Anna Cage
Contact: Maree Baird - Currently looking for helpers!
Contact: POSITION OPEN!
Contact: Lisa Clough / Teresa Grimshaw
Contact: Tanya Smith
Facebook: Manawatu Crohns & Colitis Support Group
Contact: Emma Taylor / Harita Gandhi / Simon Kinsey
Contact: Birte Kleinloog
Facebook: Nelson Crohn's & Colitis Support Group
Contact: Kirsty Kelly / Tess Rodgers / Shirley-Ann Griffiths
Also have a Facebook Page: Crohns Colitis New Zealand Canterbury Support Group
Contact: Rachel O'Boyle / Samantha Connors / Danielle
Facebook: Otago Crohns and Colitis Support Group
Contact: Christina Paterson / Vicki Smith