Your stoma nurse is your first port of call with questions, but there are a range of organisations that can help:

 

Urostomy Association
The Urostomy Association was founded in 1971 to assist people facing or having undergone surgery leading to a Urostomy.

urostomyassociation.org.uk

 

IA
The Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Association (IA) is a charity supporting people living with an Ileostomy or internal pouch, with the primary aim of helping them to return to a full and active life as soon as possible after surgery.

iasupport.org

 

The Bladder & Bowel Community
The Bladder & Bowel Community has a range of information and advice.

www.bladderandbowel.org

 

Colostomy UK
Colostomy UK is a charity that supports people living with a stoma. They also run projects to empower ostomates to return to sports, hobbies and other interests and give them the confidence to take up fresh challenges.

www.colostomyuk.org

 

Crohn’s & Colitis UK
Crohn’s & Colitis UK aims to improve life for everyone affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – the main forms being Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk