It takes guts to live with Crohn’s or Colitis, especially when you’re a young person. Nobody knows this better than JJ, our superstar supporter and award-winning fundraiser.
JJ was diagnosed with Crohn’s when he was 7 years old, and has been on a mission to raise awareness of the conditions ever since. With a bit of help from Riley (the star of our Meet Our Crohn’s and Colitis Cats story) and some other amazing young people, JJ gives his top tips for other kids coping with Crohn’s or Colitis.
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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.