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Useful contacts

Canadian Digestive Health Foundation

This Canadian organization has a useful IBS leaflet on its website.


Core is a UK not-for-profit organization that provides reliable information about all gut problems. (They are called Core because the digestive system is at the core of our body.) They have a leaflet on IBS, which is available on their website or by post (send a large sae to Core, Freepost, LON4268, London, NW1 0YT and indicate that you require the IBS leaflet).
Tel: 0207 486 0341 (this is not a helpline and Core does not give personal medical advice).

IBS Network

The IBS Network is the UK’s national charity for irritable bowel syndrome. Its mission is to work with healthcare professionals to inform, support and advise patients with IBS,  facilitating IBS self-management by providing resources in the form of a web-based self-care plan, a telephone helpline staffed by IBS nurses, a professional email response service, factsheets and a quarterly magazine. The helpline (see below) is open between 19.00 and 21.00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Email:  Helpline: 0872 300 4537  Tel: 0114 272 32 53

MIND guide to relaxation

MIND, the UK mental health charity, publishes a guide to relaxation, available on its website.
MIND, 15-19 Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ. Tel: 020 8519 2122.

Patient Pictures

Clear, accurate, clinical drawings with key notes that help to explain conditions, tests and procedures. The pictures can be viewed on screen during a consultation with your doctor, or printed out, or emailed to a friend.


Talking to your doctor can help get to the bottom of your problem!