Cystic fibrosis doesn't have to hold you back from following your dream of continuing your studies. People with CF are living longer and healthier lives, and as a result more are attending university or college than ever before. Explore our leaving school booklets for people with CF and their families, and download our booklet for training providers, colleges and universities. We've also created an animation all about how to choose your options after leaving school.
If you or your partner have CF, and you’re thinking about having children, you might be grappling with a number of issues. Our family planning booklet contains information to support you in thinking through the issues in relation to you; your health, your life, your hopes and fears.
More people with CF are in employment than ever before. There are some important considerations when you're looking for a job, such as your own safety and what your rights are in terms of disclosing your condition. Find out more and download our employment factsheet.
Advances in our understanding of CF mean that there are more effective treatments, so people with the condition are living longer than ever. However, the aging process can bring its own challenges. Explore our information and advice about the associated health, nutrition, fertility, social and emotional issues.
Planning for end of life
Making plans for the end of life can be very difficult, but it’s a good idea for everyone to start thinking about it early on, whether they have health problems or not. Find out more in our resources for end-of-life planning.
Coping with the death of someone close can be one of the hardest things we ever have to deal with, and we all deal with grief in different ways. Our bereavement leaflets will give you some information about grief and coping with the loss of someone with cystic fibrosis, as well as details about organisations that may be able to offer you support.
Cross-infection, or cross contamination, occurs when one person spreads an infection to another, either directly or indirectly. Find out all about cross-infection and what is done to combat the issue.
Music festivals are a rite of passage and having CF shouldn't stop you from having fun and doing what you enjoy. Take a look at our festival planning information for top tips on attending a festival if you have CF, and our advice for parents of young people with CF who are heading off to a festival.