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A guide on the best online resources for ostomates

Last month we created a guide for ostomy magazines available around the world, where you can get them and what content they provide.

Online ostomy resources

We hope that you find a useful resource for advice and guidance. This week we have created a list of additional helpful online resources available for ostomates where you can go to for tips and advice. Please feel free to add to this list any web links that you think are useful to ostomates. 

Colostomy Association (UK)

The website provides latest ostomy news and articles written by ostomates and healthcare professionals, together with links to travel, insurance and stoma suppliers.

Ileostomy Association (UK)

Provides information, advice and support for people who have had ileostomy or internal pouch surgery. 

Urostomy Association (UK)

Support, reassurance and practical information to anyone who may be about to undergo, or who has already had surgery resulting in a urostomy, continent urinary pouch or a neo-bladder.

Crohn’s and Colitis UK

Aims to improve life for everyone affected by Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Crohn’s Forum

A support group and discussion forum for Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other IBD.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Provides practical, medical and financial support and promotes better cancer care.

Ostomy Lifestyle

Provides support, advice and information to anyone affected by stoma surgery on their bowel or urinary system.

Living with a Stoma

Presents the everyday, practical side of living with a stoma, including information on lifestyle, products, support available and much more.

Stoma data

Colostomy Information for Patients, Families & Carers 

Helping people with ostomies live their lives to the fullest.

Meet an Ostomate

Find ostomates in your area and around the world.

Shaz's Ostomy Pages

An Interactive support page for new and experienced ostomates.

Uncover Ostomy

An awareness campaign sparking positive conversation about ostomies.

Ostomy Land Support Group

All the latest ostomy news.

The Bowel Movement

The International Children’s Ostomy Educational Foundation, specifically designed for children with ostomies and their parents.

Department of Health

Helps people to live better for longer and makes sure they have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)

A non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Friends of Ostomates Worldwide – USA

A volunteer-run, non-profit organization providing ostomy supplies and educational materials to ostomates in need around the world.

United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA)

A national organization which provides support, information and advocacy to ostomates and their caregivers.

Association of European Ostomy Associations

A non-for-profit and a non-governmental organization for ostomate associations all over Europe, North Africa and The Middle East.


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