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World IBD Day: Angus’s Story

I was diagnosed with Crohn's at age 7. It started with some blood in my poo and I was sent…

Mental Health Awareness Week: Managing Anxiety

Avril is our incredible psychotherapist who works with our IBD Mental Health Support Service users. Avril has over 22 years…

Mental Health Awarenes Week: 35% of people with a chronic illness are more likely to have anxiety disorder.

𝟯𝟱% 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮 𝗰𝗵𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝘅𝗶𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿.   Around 1-in 4 people will…

World IBD Day: Jess’s Story

When I was 13 years old I started to feel like something wasn’t right with me. Unsure of what was…

World IBD Day: Brandon’s Story

My IBD story My name is Brandon & my story starts when I was just 10 years old. In primary…

Mental Health Awareness Week : What is Anxiety?

The theme for this years Mental Health Awareness Week is Anxiety. Anxiety plays a part in everyone’s life. Everyday situations…

World IBD Day: Jen’s Story

My Crohns's journey I was diagnosed with Crohn's in March 2017 38 years old. Before that, I had been a…

World IBD Day: Stef’s Story

In the lead up to World IBD Day on Fri, we will be sharing the stories of some of our…

We’re working on something very exciting!

Foundation founder Derek recently visited Strathclyde University to work with some incredibly talented students on a very exciting, but top…

Starsailor frontman James Walsh donates a gig to the Catherine McEwan Foundation.

Starsailor frontman James Walsh is coming to Glasgow – and donating an entire gig to The Catherine McEwan Foundation! James…

15 Things I have learned from the past 15 years – By Seb Tucknott

This time 15 years ago I was lying in a hospital bed just after having had a flexible sigmoidoscopy which…

An exciting collaboration between the Catherine McEwan Foundation and Creative Patient.

The Catherine McEwan Foundation are thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with the incredible Jen Rose (Creative Patient…

Red Hot Ball: Ibiza nominated for an EMMA award

Red Hot Ball: Ibiza was one of the nominees for Special Event of the Year at The Emma’s. The Emma’s…

Red Hot Ball 2023 fundraising update

What a night, Red Hot Rock did not disappoint! The Catherine McEwan Foundation Family came out in force for an…

Catherine McEwan Foundation x Mini Manoeuvres Christmas Party

Catherine McEwan Foundation x Mini Manoeuvres Christmas Party On Saturday 3rd of Dec we welcomed our IBD families to 18…

Meet Our New Ambassador!

Meet Our New Ambassador! We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the amazing Stefanie Boyle to the Catherine McEwan Foundation Family…

Barclays Diversity Equality & Inclusion Week Event

Barclays Diversity Equality & Inclusion Week Event Catherine McEwan Foundation founder Derek was invited to be a panel member at…

Meet Avril, Our IBD Mental Health Support Therapist!

Meet Avril, Our IBD Mental Health Support Therapist! World Mental Health Day seems like the perfect time to introduce you…

Catherine McEwan Foundation Launch IBD Mental Health Support Service.

Catherine McEwan Foundation Launch IBD Mental Health Support Service. Living with chronic illness not only impacts your physical health but…

IBD Specialist Pharmacist Funded by the Catherine McEwan Foundation.

Since the inception of the Catherine McEwan Foundation 20 years ago, the objective has always been to create positive, lasting …

PIBD 2022 Patient and Family Education Day

PIBD 2022 Patient and Family Education Day Saturday 10 September 10:15am-4pm Edinburgh International Conference Centre Learn more about paediatric inflammatory…

Catherine McEwan Foundation Family Day 2022

Catherine McEwan Foundation Family Day 2022  On Saturday 28th of June, we welcomed IBD families to M&D’s for our 2022…

The Foundation Donates Educational Toys and Books to Royal Hospital for Children, Gastroenterology Department.

The Foundation Donates Educational Toys and Books to Royal Hospital for Children, Gastroenterology Department. Education around IBD is something that…

Are you the parent of a child (under 18) with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?

We understand that this experience can raise some emotional challenges and so we’d like to invite you to take part…

Alex McLeish joins as ambassador

The Catherine McEwan Foundation are thrilled to announce our first ever ambassador… former Scotland manager Alex McLeish. The legendary player,…

Laura & Fraser Simpson’s journey..

My name is Laura Simpson.  I am married to Fraser and we have been blessed with three amazing children, Millie,…

Living With IBD… Crohn’s

As part of December 2019’s Crohn’s & Colitis week, popular online portal, Glasgow Live, ran a few features on their…

Leading the fight against IBD…

At the end of last year, Glasgow Live was supporting the Catherine McEwan Foundation in raising awareness for those in…

Living With IBD… Ulcerative Colitis

The 1-7 December 2019 was Crohn’s & Colitis awareness week which helped to increase awareness of those affected by Inflammatory…

Gut feelings: helping the fight against IBD

In support of those suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Scotland, Glasgow Live recently ran a few features on…

Leading the fight against IBD…

At the end of last year, Glasgow Live was supporting the Catherine McEwan Foundation in raising awareness for those in…

Living With IBD… Ulcerative Colitis

The 1-7 December 2019 was Crohn’s & Colitis awareness week which helped to increase awareness of those affected by Inflammatory…

Living With IBD… Crohn’s

As part of December 2019’s Crohn’s & Colitis week, popular online portal, Glasgow Live, ran a few features on their…

A Red Hot Ball Thank You

Dear Catherine McEwan Foundation Family, We hope you are all fit and healthy and remain so during these very difficult…

Coronavirus and IBD – LIVE Facebook Q&A

Since the start of this year, week by week Coronavirus has had more and more impact on all of our…

Living with IBD…

At the end of last year, the Crohn’s & Colitis awareness week ran from 1-7 December 2019  with the aim…

Comedy Crohnies Raises £2500

Our hugely popular Comedy Crohnies event landed at The Loft at Brew 74 in East Kilbride on Saturday, 23 November.…

Tea Jenny 10!

We’re delighted to announce that the Tea Jenny Ladies Lunch will return to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Cambridge…

Rachel Harris

After 16 fantastic months, our Catherine McEwan Fellow, Rachel Harris, has now moved onto a new position. Rachel joined the…

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW CLINICAL RESEARCH FELLOW

Hello everyone! My name is Rachel Harris and I am the new Clinical Research Fellow in Paediatric Gastroenterology working between…

NEW STUDY HIGHLIGHTS USEFULNESS OF LONG TERM FEEDING TUBES IN PATIENTS WITH CROHN’S DISEASE

We have recently published work (supported by the foundation) in June of this year highlighting the outcomes from one of…

NEW STUDY REPORT – THE OUTCOMES OF SWITCHING FROM ORIGINAL INFLIXIMAB (REMICADE) TO THE BIOSIMILAR (REMSIMA)

We have recently published work (supported by the Foundation) in June of this year highlighting the results from one of…

CARA MUIRHEAD BLOG

Hi, I’m Calum’s sister Cara.  I am 16 years old and was diagnosed with Crohns disease in 2016. It was…

CALUM MUIRHEAD BLOG

My name is Calum Muirhead, I am 21 years old. I was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when I was 13…

CATHERINE MCEWAN FOUNDATION WORK HAS GLOBAL REACH

We are excited to let you know that a project supported by the Catherine McEwan Foundation in conjunction with the…

CONGRATS TO RUSSELL!

We are delighted to announce that in recognition of his achievements within the field of paediatric gastroenterology especially inflammatory bowel…

WELL DONE DR KONSTANTINOS GERASIMIDIS!

We are delighted to announce that in recognition of his excellence in research and teaching of health professionals in nutrition…

GUEST BLOGGER MHAIRI MCGOWAN RESEARCH FELLOW

AN INTERESTING LOOK AT THE RESEARCH WORK OF MHAIRI MCGOWAN WHO WAS AWARDED THE CATHERINE MCEWAN FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP Hello! I…

GUEST BLOGGER ISOBEL MASON, NURSE CONSULTANT IN GASTROENTEROLOGY

What a year it’s been! I joined the Crohn’s and Colitis UK team back in May and my time here…

FOUNDATION SUPPORTS GROUND BREAKING NEW STUDY

Foundation supporting new study looking at a new treatment for children with IBD Great news!  With your help we are…