My IBD Care

We want to support you in your journey towards a healthier and happier life. Our IBD management app provides engaging & effective learning and communication tools, to help you consistently and confidently manage your Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis.

Living with Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis

We are here to help at any stage of your journey.

Onset of Symptoms

If you haven’t had a diagnosis but think you might have IBD, we encourage you to speak to your GP.

By browsing the material on our IBD management app, you will gain insight into how different lifestyle factors may be affecting or worsening your IBD symptoms.

Recently Diagnosed with IBD

We know that having support when you’re first diagnosed makes things a lot easier.

We are here to provide you with reassurance, as well as the tools you need to better understand your Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis.

Adapting your Lifestyle

We can help you adjust to life with IBD and bring consistency to it.

With our IBD app, we aim to help you monitor your stress, diet, exercise, along with other important elements that play a key role in your wellbeing journey, through practices such as symptom tracking.

Flare-up / Relapse

Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis flare-ups and relapses can be frustrating to experience as they are unpredictable.

We want to help you cope with your flare-ups and embed healthy habits, with the goal of fewer periods of relapse moving forward.

Remission

We know how relieving it is to feel well and we want to help you stay in Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis remission for as long as possible.

Our courses offer the information and tools needed to keep you feeling healthy and happy.

Personalised digital therapy

We want you to have the tools you need to take care of your Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis so you can go about your day with confidence.

Monitor

Use our app to track your physical and mental wellbeing, sleep and stress levels, as well as your day-to-day medications and appointments.

Learn

Use our courses to learn how to balance your lifestyle with the aim of living well and managing your IBD symptoms.

Manage

Use the app regularly to manage your day-to-day life and wellbeing, and feel better long term.

Partner hospitals

Our platforms are co-created with 2 London hospitals.

Comprehensive IBD Management

By prioritising the management of your IBD, you will help to improve your overall health and wellbeing, while feeling more confident and in control of your future.

How are you feeling?

Some factors that can change from day-to-day are mood, sleep, diet, stress, exercise, and pain levels.

By tracking IBD symptoms on a daily basis, you will discover patterns in your overall health and wellbeing.

Reports, goals, and milestones

By sharing daily details with us about your mood, sleep, diet, stress, exercise, and pain levels, we can provide feedback on how your journey with Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis is going, and give you suggestions on how to reach your goals.

Learn from expert coaches & therapists

From articles, to practical courses with specific techniques, our ever expanding library of IBD support seeks to keep you informed and inspired so that you can continue to improve your overall wellbeing.

Reminders & notifications to manage your IBD medication and appointments

Our IBD app features a medication tracker that helps you take care of your medication and appointment scheduling to build consistency in your day-to-day life.

Push notifications will be sent out for reminders, but also for content, courses, and daily updates relevant to you, so that you can easily manage your Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis.

COURSES

With condition-specific courses to sustainably boost short-term wellbeing & establish long-term behaviours

COURSE CATEGORIES

PROGRAMS PER CATEGORY

SESSIONS PER PROGRAM

6 months+ of content
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Sleep

Improve how you sleep through our courses led by sleep expert Dr. Sophie Bostock

Medication

Understand your medication better and improve your habits with Gareth & Bu, our IBD clinicians

Wellbeing

Learn about your wellbeing and how to improve it with Farzad

Life in Lockdown

Improve your wellbeing by staying active and social with courses led by Sarah and Kay

The experts behind our in-app course content

A bit more about the amazing people who have curated our in-app course content.

Sleep

Dr. Sophie Bostock

Sleep Expert

Dr. Bostock has always been intrigued by what makes us feel good and function well.

Sophie’s research has pointed to sleep as an unsung hero of mental and physical resilience. She has published research in collaboration with the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute in Oxford, and international researchers, demonstrating the impacts of better sleep on mental health and performance.

Exercise

Sarah Russell

Clinical Exercise Specialist

Sarah has two decades of experience as an exercise professional.

She is deeply passionate about having a healthy relationship with exercise. She now works clinically and specialises in helping people after stoma surgery, with chronic illness/fatigue, and those with ongoing injuries or pain (among many others!).

Wellbeing

Dr. Peter Bryne

Psychiatrist

Peter is consultant liaison psychiatrist at the Royal London Hospital, where his main clinical activities are treating patients with gastrointestinal and liver disorders, and is lead consultant for liaison psychiatry services across four East London Foundation Trust general hospitals.

My IBD Care success stories

“My mood has been more stable and I've also learned a lot about the links between my symptoms and mental health which is so helpful.”

Amelia, Wellbeing Course

FAQ

01

Is the My IBD Care app available in my country?

The My IBD Care app is available to download and use worldwide! However, we are only signing up hospitals in the UK at the moment and therefore specific hospital-related features would not work for you outside of the UK. Let us know where you're based and we'll let you know when we start rolling out there.

02

Can I track other conditions?

The app doesn't currently support co-morbidities. We currently have separate apps for arthritis and IBD and there are other apps in the pipeline.

03

Is the idea to replace appointments entirely?

No, you will still need to see your clinical team from time to time, especially when you're feeling unwell. You can decide what is best for you by checking in with your clinical team.

04

I didn't get my welcome email!

We're sorry about that! Send us an email at contact@ampersand.health and we'll help you get started.

05

What happens if I report a Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis flare through the app?

If your hospital is signed up and you report a flare, we'll send your report to your hospital team. In general they will get back to you in 1-2 days, or in line with their helpline response times if they need more information from you.

06

Are my team checking the messages I send?

Your team should be checking the messages you send. They won't always reply, but if you're concerned and you'd like us to check in with them, let us know by emailing contact@ampersand.health so that we can look into it for you.

07

I'm not receiving my notifications, what can I do?

If you're using our Android app, the chances are that your phone has closed the app in the background, which prevents notifications from getting through. You can fix this by going to Settings > Apps > My IBD Care > Battery Optimisation > Select All Apps > Toggle off My IBD Care. Alternatively, just log out and back into our app and use the pop up you'll see to take you to the Battery Optimisation page!

08

Can I use the My IBD Care app while I'm travelling?

Yes, definitely. Keep in mind that as with all apps, your mobile operator may charge you for the use of data.

09

Can I share my information with my GP?

Yes, you can share your data with anyone you choose via email. Go to My Team in the menu and tap on the Email Now button at the top.

10

What happens if I change hospitals?

If your care is transferred to another hospital, you can continue to use the app by choosing your new hospital from the list in the My Team section of the app, then logging out and back in again. Please note that the app will update according to whether your hospital is signed up or not.

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