In My Shoes: 24 Hours with Crohn’s or Colitis

Last reviewed 21 July 2023

In My Shoes is back! The immersive app that allows anyone - friends, family, colleagues, healthcare professionals and policy makers - to experience what it's like to live with Crohn's or Colitis for 24 hours is available to download. We've also created a brand new set of free resources to help healthcare professionals and anyone living with Crohn's or Colitis make the most of using and recommending the app.

Last reviewed July 2023

The In My Shoes app allows anyone to step into the life of someone living with Crohn’s or Colitis for a day, experiencing a series of tasks and choices which prompt the user to think about how the conditions can impact daily life. From depleting energy levels to managing pain, from rushing to the toilet to juggling work and a social life, the app helps the user to experience first-hand how these conditions can affect every part of the body, and every aspect of life.

We've created a new range of resources to help you make the most of the app. To view your In My Shoes resources, click the relevant link below.

I'm a healthcare professional

I'm living with Crohn's or Colitis

In My Shoes is a fantastic app that can really help people with Crohn’s or Colitis start conversations with their loved ones about how these conditions impact upon daily life. It’s our ambition that as many healthcare professionals, working within and alongside IBD Services, as possible find out more about the app, try it out for themselves and recommend it to their patients.

Sarah Sleet, 
CEO of Crohn's & Colitis UK

In My Shoes: 24 Hours with Crohn’s or Colitis has been developed through a partnership between
Crohn’s & Colitis UK and Takeda UK, one of Crohn’s & Colitis UK’s corporate partners.
July 2023


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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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