Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Gutsy Peer Support initiative is an email-based mentoring and support program for Canadians affected by Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. This program matches experienced individuals (mentors) who have been living with Crohn’s or colitis, or their caregivers, with individuals who are newly diagnosed, facing a change in their diagnosis or life situation or are caring for someone diagnosed with Crohn’s or colitis (mentees). There is also an option for online group peer support.
- The program provides one-on-one advice on how to deal with aspects of everyday living with Crohn’s or colitis – including work, school, relationships, stess/anxiety, and travel.
- Mentors offer emotional support by showing people impacted by Crohn’s or colitis that they’re not alone.
Please note that this program does not provide professional counseling or medical advice.