Show how you feel

Young Man And Child

You don't always need words to start a conversation.

So, how do you show people what it's like to live with Crohn's and Colitis?

Why not start by creating your own #ItTakesGuts poster to share with friends and family?

Then check out our growing gallery of illustrations – and share your favourites on social. (If you're feeling super creative, you could even create your own!)

Young Man And Child
Last reviewed May 2022

I don’t think I've met anyone who wasn’t supportive. I moved in with some of my friends and they saw first-hand how bad it could be, and because they already knew about my condition they were really supportive and looked after me – making sure I had food or a cup of tea or anything when I was ill.


Living with Ulcerative Colitis

#ItTakesGuts poster maker

Show others why it's so important to talk about Crohn's and Colitis with our customisable poster.

Start talking

From speaking about your symptoms to opening up with work colleagues, we have lots of tips, support and ideas on how to talk about 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 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.