Little things mean a lot

The little things can mean a lot

If someone you know has Crohn’s or Colitis, the little things you do can make a big difference to them.

It can be really hard to know how best to help someone who’s living with Crohn’s or Colitis. You might feel anxious or powerless because you can’t take their condition away. That’s totally natural. The good news is that there are lots of things you can do to help.

You don’t have to come up with grand gestures or always know exactly what to say. Our new campaign focuses on how the ‘little things that mean a lot’ can make a real difference in the lives of those living with Crohn’s or Colitis. It could be as simple as making them a cup of tea, filling a hot water bottle, offering a lift to a medical appointment, or even just sitting together on the sofa binge-watching TV when they’re too tired to do anything else.

You’ll find some suggestions of little things you can do to help someone living with Crohn’s or Colitis below.

The little things can mean a lot

Virtual Social Event - Friends & Family

If someone you know has Crohn’s or Colitis, the little things you do for them can mean a lot. Joining this event could be one of them.

We’re offering the chance to join a virtual social event with other people who are a friend, partner or family member of someone living with Crohn’s or Colitis

Want to share the message far and wide?

Little Things poster

Download our poster and share it on your social media channels, or maybe via Whatsapp or email - whatever works for you!

You can also print it out to share in person or stick on a wall too.


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Helpline service


We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.

Our helpline team can help by:

  • Providing information about Crohn’s and Colitis.

  • Listening and talking through your situation.

  • Helping you to find support from others in the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

  • Signposting you to specialist organisations.

Please be aware we’re not medically or legally trained. We cannot provide detailed financial or benefits advice or specialist emotional support.

Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).

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If you need specific medical advice about your condition, your GP or IBD team will be best placed to help.

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