Raise awareness in your community

"Cut the crap. Check for Crohn's and Colitis. Use our symptom checker today." Cut the Crap Instagram square.

It is taking too long for people with Crohn’s or Colitis to be diagnosed. Whether you live with Crohn's or Colitis or know someone affected, we need your support to raise awareness of symptoms and conditions in your local community.  

"Cut the crap. Check for Crohn's and Colitis. Use our symptom checker today." Cut the Crap Instagram square.

Did you know that 3 in 5 young adults do not know that blood in poo, diarrhoea, and stomach pain are key symptoms of Crohn's and Colitis?

We have launched our Cut the Crap campaign, encouraging people to get checked using our online symptom checker and to speak with their GP. 

By promoting the symptom checker in your local area, you can help us reach even more people. Sharing your own diagnosis story and experiences is a great way of connecting to people. We have put together some hints and tips for raising awareness in your local area by pitching your story to the media , sharing your story on social media, and raising awareness in your local area .  

Our Cut the Crap campaign is particularly targeting people aged 18-34. When thinking about your media story, social posts or running a stall, please consider how you might engage young people. You could do this by: 

  • Connecting with youth organisations in your local area 
  • Contacting media outlets that focus on reaching young people 


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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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