Going to a support group can be the start to you living well with your IBS.
You are not alone with IBS. Millions of people in the UK suffer from IBS and they all struggle to find the best way to manage their symptoms. IBS is a complicated condition. Only by working together with other people and healthcare professionals can we look to improve our understanding and treatment of IBS.
IBS Support Groups:
- Bring IBS sufferers together to share their experience in an open and non-judgmental environment.
- Educate and inform members of the key aspects of IBS,
- what they can do to try and reduce their symptoms.
The group should not aim to replace healthcare professionals, but can work with them to encourage a culture of self-efficacy.
New members will be able to attend their first Support Group meeting without joining The IBS Network as a full member. On attendance at their second meeting they will be required to join the network. This will give them access to the full membership benefits.