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Crohn's, ulcerative colitis and colostomy helplines

Use our helplines to find more information and advice about Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and colostomy procedures.

NHS Choices

Crohn's disease

Ulcerative colitis


Information on Crohn's disease and colostomy from NHS Choices including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, risks and treatment and with links to other useful organisations.

Crohn’s & Colitis UK

Information Service: 0300 222 5700

Support: 0121 737 9931


Crohn's and Colitis UK is the working name for the National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease (NACC). Founded in 1979, the charity has been providing information and support, funding research and fighting for change by bringing together people of all ages who have been diagnosed with IBD, their families and friends, and the professionals involved in their care.

CICRA (Children with Crohn’s & Colitis)

Tel: 0208 949 6209


Dedicated to creating a wider understanding of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis particularly as it affects children and young adults. We provide support for sufferers and their families and we raise funds to support approved medical research aimed at finding more effective treatments and an eventual cure.

Crohn’s Zone


Crohn's Zone is a friendly interactive forum based community for people all over the world with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Membership our Crohn's forums is free, and will enable you to post on our Crohn's and colitis support message boards, add your favourite Crohn's and colitis weblinks, contribute your personal Crohn's and colitis stories and make comments on articles posted by other members. We also have regular Crohn's, colitis and ostomy chats in our webcam chatrooms where you can meet others and chat about life with IBD or an ostomy.



Crohn's disease

Core leads the fight against all diseases of the gut, liver and pancreas. We work with professionals and patients to support research that saves lives and improves patient outcomes, and we provide evidence-based information that enables people to take control of their condition.

Colostomy Association

Helpline: 0800 328 4247


The primary role of the Colostomy Association is to represent the interests of people with a colostomy. We are experts in living with a colostomy and that experience is available to all colostomates, via personal contact with our volunteers. We are here to provide support, reassurance and practical information to anyone who has or is about to have a colostomy. We strive to raise awareness of what it’s like to have a stoma and what it means to live with a colostomy and by doing this, we hope to address the general lack of public knowledge. Our ultimate goal is to champion issues that affect colostomates, their families and their carers.



Stomawise is an internet-based support network for people who have undergone ileostomy, colostomy or urostomy surgery, and have a bag attached to their abdomen used to collect waste from the body. The website provides a central point where ostomates can resource information on their condition and find answers to their questions and problems found in day-to-day living with a stoma by communicating with other ostomates who have the same condition.

Patient UK – Stoma Care

Stoma care

Patient.co.uk is the UK’s leading independent health site, established for over 15 years. With more than 16 million visits a month, it is a trusted source of information for both patients and health professionals nationwide.

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