Young Ostomates United Inc.

Young Ostomates United (YOU) Inc was formed in October 1989, originally under the name "Young Ostomy United".

We are a non-profit organisation that aims to encourage support and friendship between young people with a stoma, their families and friends and to provide resource material to both new and well-established ostomates.

Our activities include regular informal social gatherings (counter lunches, BBQs, picnics, etc.), educational meetings, provision of a peer counselling (visiting) service for people about to undergo ostomy surgery (pre and post operative), the support of ostomy projects - World Ostomy Day, Stomal Therapy Week, etc. - and liaising with Ostomy Associations

Membership of YOU Inc. caters essentially for young ostomates from the approximate ages of 0 to 40 years, their family and friends, health professionals and for those interested in the young ostomates' well being.
Young Ostomates United Inc.