Crohns and Colitis New Zealand is a charitable trust which aims to provide support, advice, resources and information about Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
They run support groups, and places for children to meet and interact with others with similar challenges. Information to help you if/when you are newly diagnosed, Diet and Nutrition information, as well as how to travel with IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease). They provide 'I can't wait' cards and they also run seminars and workshops on living with IBD.
Camp Purple Live is an annual, week long camp for children and teenagers to meet and interact with other children and teenagers who share similar experiences, and won't make them feel different because of their disease. At the camp, children can enjoy fundamental elements of childhood such as playing outdoors, learning independence, nourishing self-esteem, challenging themselves physically, and being proud of their accomplishments.
They also provide a number of resources for those of all ages who have IBD
There are 15 Support Groups around the country:
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