Claire - Virtual Social Event

"There’s a great sense of community."

I wanted to get involved in the Virtual Social Events because I always loved hosting the face to face events. I wanted to be able to apply my experience to this new virtual world and still be able to give something back. Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis can be isolating conditions at the best of times, let alone in a pandemic, and I really wanted to help support others.

I always enjoy the opportunity to meet people who have been affected by the conditions, sharing experiences together in a non-judgmental, informal environment and being able to offer support. There’s always something new to learn too!

Virtual Social Event Volunteer

It’s s really rewarding role, just being able to feel you’ve helped out a little bit and supported someone that may not have had an outlet or spoken up before. There’s a great sense of community.

Want to volunteer with us?

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, develop new skills and make a difference to everyone affected by Crohn's and Colitis.


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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).

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

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