We aim to provide clear, accurate and balanced information about Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Our Helpline Team is happy to help with any questions you may have and the service is available to anyone affected by Crohn's or Colitis, anywhere in the UK. 

Call 0300 222 5700

We're available from 09:00-17:00 on Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays). Outside these hours, an answer phone service is available.

Helpline calls may be recorded or monitored for training and evaluation purposes. Crohn’s & Colitis UK’s policy on confidentiality is in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998).

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It is nice to be able to talk about this and know I can contact you if I ever need. It's been quite a journey for me these last few years, and isolating. You make that better, and must for many people, thank you.

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How we can help

Our Helpline Team aren’t medically trained but can provide general information about a range of subjects, including:

  • Medication
  • Symptoms
  • Tests and diagnosis
  • Dietary questions
  • Employment issues
  • Accessing welfare benefits
  • Finding support from others with the condition

We’re happy to help with any questions you may have about Crohn’s, Colitis and other forms of IBD.

If you need emotional support, please call our Helpline to book an appointment with one of our Crohn’s and Colitis Support volunteers

You may also find the information you need among our free to download booklets and information sheets which have a wide range of information about Crohn’s, Colitis and other forms of IBD.

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