Supporting you on your IBD journey

IBDmate is an online resource for young people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and their families to learn about Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and IBDU currently being used by Addenbrooke's hospital UK.

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Made for you

All the videos, articles, quizzes, tips and advice have been made specifically for young people and families, with all medical jargon explained.

Take courses about subjects relevant to your treatment, or dip in and out of things that interest you.

Trusted information

More than 15 paediatric IBD experts share their knowledge on everything you need to know - from symptoms and diagnosis to tests, treatments and the future.

IBDmate has been developed and tested with the paediatric IBD team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

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Hear from patients

Young patients share their perspectives and experiences of life with IBD, the treatments and procedures they’ve faced and tips they’ve picked up along the way.

AishaOscarCallumSee our patients

“Since diagnosis, my main worry was feeling completely alone in what I have experienced. However, after trialling IBDmate and hearing the stories of other IBD sufferers available on the platform, I no longer feel so isolated. IBDmate is a fountain of important information surrounding inflammatory bowel diseases. Life with IBD isn’t easy, but IBDmate makes it easier.”

Katherine, 16
Crohn’s patient

“Easy to navigate, IBDmate has everything you need to help you and your child understand their condition. Full of child sensitive explanations we felt confident that our teenage son, who has Ulcerative colitis, would benefit from having access to the extremely helpful information, videos and other children’s stories that make you feel you are not alone in the IBD world. Amazing, thank you IBDmate”

Stefan and Suzanne
Parents of Ben, age 17

“I really like the layout of IBDmate because it makes all the information I need easy to find, and the videos are great for people who are put off by too much reading. I think that it’s a really good idea for people who are new to IBD and are feeling unsure about lots of things. It’s even better as it’s so easy to access - I can get IBDmate on any device, even my phone!”

Max, 13
Crohn's patient
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