Mental health and wellbeing

When you have Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, it can be easy to prioritise looking after your physical symptoms. But coping with a long-term condition can have a big impact on your mental wellbeing too - research suggests that people living with Crohn’s or Colitis may be twice as likely to experience mental health problems as the general population.

But you’re not alone. We’re here to support you and this information will help you to:

- look after your mental wellbeing
- understand the link between Crohn’s and Colitis and mental health problems
- recognise common mental health conditions
- find out how to get the help you need.

Your mental wellbeing
Crohn's and Colitis and your mental health
How Crohn's and Colitis can affect your mental health
How your mental health can affect Crohn's and Colitis
The Brain-Gut axis
Common mental health challenges
What you can do to improve your mental wellbeing
Getting the help you need
Talking therapies
Help and support from Crohn's & Colitis UK
Help from other organisations

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