Let's talk about Crohn's and Colitis

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If you want to tell people about your condition – so they know how it affects you and how they can help – you're in the right place.

On these pages, you'll find tools, tips and support to start a conversation that can change lives.

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Last reviewed May 2022

I wish I’d opened up sooner and somebody had told me what I'm telling you now: you're not alone and a problem shared is a problem halved.


Living with Ulcerative Colitis

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You can tell a story without words. Explore our #ItTakesGuts gallery today and share your favourites.

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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).

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