There are many conditions which affect the bowel or bladder (e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease). As a result people can have to live with a number of challenging symptoms including incontinence, urgency, bloating, cramping, diarrhoea, constipation and vomiting). These challenging symptoms can have an impact on emotional wellbeing.
Coeliac UK: Provide expert and independent information to help people manage their health and dietWebsite: Coeliac UKHelpline:0333 332 2033
Crohns and Colitis UK: raises awareness, provides information and support, funds crucial research, and campaigns and speaks up for changeWebsite: Crohns and Colitis UK Phone (Information service): 0300 222 5700 (Mon-Wed and Fri, 9am-5pm; Thurs 9am-1pm)Helpline: 0121 737 9931 (Mon-Fri, 1pm-3.30pm and 6.30pm-9pm)
Bladder and Bowel Foundation: B&BF provides information and support services, including a confidential helpline, for anyone affected by these conditions as well as their families, carers and healthcare professionals.Website: Bladder and Bowel FoundationHelpline: 0845 345 0165
NHS Choices (Inflammatory Bowel Disease): provides information on inflammatory bowel diseaseWebsite: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Irritable-bowel-syndrome/Pages/Introduction.aspx