This page will help you get the support you need.
Speak to our helpline
Get in touch, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).
You’re not alone. We can support you through the good and the bad times. We’re here to answer your questions or simply listen about how you’re feeling.
Join our Forum
Our Facebook Forum gives people with Crohn's or Colitis some space to share their experiences, and ask questions.
Many supporters find comfort and support here.
Attend a virtual social event
These events will be a chance to chat, share experiences and potentially learn from others. Living with Crohn's and Colitis can feel isolating at times, let us bring you together.
Events may have a specific topic but the overall discussion will be driven by what those attending wish to talk about.
Hear from others
Our information pages
Our mental health and wellbeing information explores the Brain-gut axis, common mental health challenges and how you can improve your wellbeing, so you can better understand the link between your condition and how you might be feeling.
Research suggests that people living with Crohn’s or Colitis may be twice as likely to experience mental health problems as the general population, so it's important to look after your mental as well as physical wellbeing.
We also have lots of information about coronavirus to support you through the pandemic.
Get help from other organisations
Breathing Space – for people living in Scotland
Hafal - for people living in Wales
Lifeline – for people living in Northern Ireland
CICRA – for children with Crohn's or Colitis and their families
Every Mind Matters – a wide range of NHS-approved information and resources
Young Minds - a charity for childrens and young people's mental health
SHOUT - a 24/7 text service
Get help from health professionals
For psychological support, your GP or IBD team should be able to arrange this for you. If you are registered with a GP in Wales, you can register for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) online. This is especially important if you’re managing pain or fatigue or if you’re being considered for stoma surgery. The type of therapy that works best for you will depend on the challenges you are facing. All IBD teams are different, but the IBD standards and NICE state the team should include access to a psychologist or counsellor. Don’t be afraid to ask to see these health professionals.