Crohn’s & Colitis UK looking for young IBD patients to take part in research project

Crohn’s & Colitis UK are looking for young people to take part in research they have funded at The University of Sheffield.

Research by the national charity is looking into the benefits of mindfulness in people aged 16-25 living with Inflammatory Bowl Disease.

A statement on their website says: “This new study, funded by Crohn’s & Colitis UK, will assess whether attending a 16-week online group, in which attendees will learn skills in mindfulness and being kind to themselves, can improve the way young people feel when living with Crohn’s or Colitis.

“This is a group that you can engage in from home, wherever you live in the UK.”

The city of Sheffield seems to be hotspot for their recent research projects.

In October, Crohn’s & Colitis UK announced that they were selected to be funded under a new Health Foundation programme called ‘Common Ambition’.

The aim of the 3-year project is to improve IBD services and Sheffield is where it will first be delivered.

Rachel Ainley, Health Services Manager at Crohn’s & Colitis UK, said: “We will be working in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield to re-design services and deliver improved outcomes for people living with Crohn’s and Colitis.

“We chose to submit a collaborative bid to The Health Foundation Common Ambition programme after Professor Alan Lobo approached us with a really innovative and exciting proposal, that was a perfect fit for this funding opportunity.

“The aim is to put people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis in control of their care by working in partnership with their IBD team.

“Whilst the project is being delivered in Sheffield, what we learn from it will lead to better outcomes for people who live with Crohn’s and Colitis across the UK.”

You can find out more about their mindfulness intervention research here.

 

Written by Hannah Youds

Hannah is a Journalist currently studying at The University of Sheffield. She is an Entertainment Editor for Liberty Belle Magazine and has experience writing for various publications.

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Written by Hannah Youds

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