Online Support Group

Connect with others who understand what you’re facing. Join a 4-week series of weekly chat sessions.

Details: December Series

Each 4-week series consists of weekly chat sessions that cover specific topics, from understanding the basics of Crohn's and colitis to living well with these diseases. Since you will be chatting with the same people for whole 4-week series, every week you will be able to learn from one another as part of a dynamic community to help support you on your journey. Each 90-minute session is guided by a trained moderator, and each week builds on the previous week. To help foster this sense of community, each support group is limited to 35 participants.

December Online Support Group Series 12/09/2019 through 12/30/2019

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Chat session details:

Week 1: IBD

Description:

This session will help you learn more about the basics of living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition to sharing experiences of being diagnosed and dealing with IBD, these discussions can help you generate questions for your health care team and form a plan of action for your own disease management.

Session Materials (Please review before the session):

  CCFA Online Support Group Week 1.pdf

Week 2: Medical Management

Description:

Discussions in this session will help inform you about different treatment options. You will learn more about the main medication categories, surgical options, alternative medicines and more. As always, personal experiences are a valuable part of the overall conversation, so be sure to share them with one another.

Session Materials (Please review before the session):

  CCFA Online Support Group Week 2.pdf

Week 3: Diet and Nutrition

Description:

Learn about how changes in diet can affect IBD. This session will help clarify the difference between diet and nutrition, and give you a chance to share tips for how to adjust eating habits during flare-ups. After this session, you'll be ready to take on the challenges that may come with eating and IBD.

Session Materials (Please review before the session):

  CCFA Online Support Group Week 3.pdf

Week 4: Living with IBD

Description:

For the final session of this online support group series, we'll discuss how to live well with IBD. Find out about important support resources, how to create a support system, and other coping techniques. Share advice and learn from one another when it comes to maintaining the best possible quality of life.

Session Materials (Please review before the session):

  CCFA Online Support Group Week 4.pdf

Please contact us at ccfacommunity@ccfa.org with any further questions.