Support for young people and families

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If your child is living with Crohn’s or Colitis, it’s natural to feel worried about what this could mean for them and your family.

These conditions can be distressing and can have a significant impact on family life. But you're not alone. There are thousands of families in a similar situation with similar experiences and concerns.

There’s lots you can do to help your child live life to the fullest - and we’re here to help, every step of the way.

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Last reviewed July 2022


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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 provide information on a range of subjects including:

  • Managing Symptoms
  • Disability benefits
  • Medication
  • Diet
  • Test and diagnosis
  • Wellbeing
  • Employment
  • Help to find support from others living with the condition

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.