#GetYourBellyOut has been providing support to people across the globe affected by Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis since March 2014.

As the name suggests, we encourage people to take a photograph of their belly and post it to social media. The idea is to showcase that whether you have scars, an ostomy or no visible signs at all we’re united in the fight against Inflammatory Bowel Disease! Over the years we have received a phenomenal response from the IBD community who are eager to share their story with the world, many for the very first time.

‘Two years ago, thanks to #GetYourBellyOut and all of their amazing inspiring warriors I FINALLY told everyone my 14 year old secret! I’ll forever be grateful to this campaign and the amazing people I’ve met through it, who gave me the confidence to do something I thought I’d never in my life even think of doing. So thank you from the bottom of my heart’ – #GetYourBellyOut supporter Francesca.

We’ve been busy campaigning on issues in Parliament and the Welsh Assembly, hosted a pioneering ‘virtual ostomy care clinic’, featured in both an BBC & S4C mini documentary about IBD, won a Pride of Britain Award, provided feedback for NICE (National institute for Health and Care Excellence) on the use of Biologics and given presentations about the impact #GetYourBellyOut has had on the world.

We work hard on the important things, such as building people’s confidence, kindling new friendships, organising social events, reducing isolation and providing support 365 days a year.

Each of the founders have a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and have personal reasons as to why we are so heavily invested in such an important global campaign. We share the same journey as our community in that we too have faced surgeries, mental health troubles, long hospital stays and continue to battle the daily challenges that living with IBD bring such as the constant fatigue and chronic pain.

We work hard on the important things, such as building people’s confidence, kindling new friendships, organising social events, reducing isolation and providing support 365 days a year.

Take your time browsing the website to discover more about the amazing things we get up to. Visit our SHOP, send us your questions by getting in contact with us and visit the Crohn’s and Colitis UK website for more information about Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. 

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