Break the silence

It takes guts to talk about Crohn’s and Colitis.

By starting conversations in every town across the UK, we can – and will – change lives. No more stigma. No more isolation. Better understanding and more support, up and down the country.

As we work towards tomorrow’s cure, we can improve the quality of so many lives today. Together, we just need to take that first step. Because no one can see it, until we say it.

The #ItTakesGuts movement helps start the conversations that really matter. 

We help people living with the conditions find the confidence and support they need to speak up and we help their families, friends, colleagues and classmates see both the suffering and the strength that was previously hidden in plain sight. 

Together, we will help society understand and tackle this unspoken and growing health crisis. 

Start conversations that really matter.

Want to be part of the #ItTakesGuts movement? Find the words today


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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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