Irritable Bowel Syndrome helplines

If you're affected by IBS the following telephone numbers and websites could help you:

NHS Choices – Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Find everything you need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, plus links to other useful resources.

The IBS Network (Formerly the Gut Trust)

Helpline: 0114 272 32 53

The IBS Network is the UK’s national charity for IBS, offering information, advice and support to patients with IBS and working with health care professionals to facilitate IBS self management.


Tel: 020 7486 0341

Core is the only charity in the UK that funds research into the entire range of gut, liver, intestinal and bowel illnesses. The charity was established in 1971 with the help and support of the British Society of Gastroenterologists and today it supports Clinical Research Fellows and Research Scientists at hospitals and universities throughout the UK, investigating conditions such as pancreatitis, hepatitis, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease and digestive cancers. We have a major interest in providing patients with good, accurate information about their illness. We publish 25 patient information leaflets and 15 fact-sheets explaining the nature of various gut illnesses and their treatment.

British Dietetic Association

Irritable Bowel & Diet Factsheet

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is the only body in the UK representing the whole of the dietetic workforce, we are one of the oldest and most experienced dietetic organisations in the world.

We provide a large amount of information for anyone interested in food and nutrition as well as dietetics as a career. If you are a BDA member you will also have access to a wide variety of resources and support in your work or practice.

Pain Concern

Helpline: 0300 123 0789

Pain Concern is a U.K based charity for those living with Chronic Pain, and those who care for and about them. Pain Concern produces “Airing Pain,” a fortnightly radio programme broadcast on which provides information and support to those living with pain.