Help & Information Category

Help & Information

If you’re affected by a bladder or bowel condition or would like to find out more about what we offer, we’re here to make sure you get the help and information you need.

The Bladder & Bowel Community provide over 60 downloadable resources, such as frequency charts, the Bristol Stool Chart, bladder and bowel diaries, and pelvic floor exercises, to name but a few.

You’ll also find a section on how best to support yourself on topics such as travel, sexual relationships, and emotions, and accessing a Just Can’t Wait Card to help you when you’re out and about. There is also a document specifically for those supporting their loved ones, along with a number of stories from patients and carers who have been in similar situations to your own and found the Bladder and Bowel Community a valuable resource.

If you’d like to find out more on the Bladder and Bowel Community, you can do so by browsing the About Us section. Here, you can get to know the team and how we plan on consistently improving our services.

We aim to enable people to live their lives as they wish. With these resources, we hope you or your loved one can take another step in their journey to a higher quality of life.

My Stoma gave me Freedom

Amy Davidson tells her incredible story of how she grew up with Hirschsprung's Disease and never let it stop her from living the life she'd always wanted. Despite the many challenges including ileostomy surgery, she has gained the ability…

Research and Healthcare Studies

Find out about third party research studies that you can get involved in - the more information that healthcare researchers can gather about how individuals experience certain conditions, the better the research into treatments can address…

Fitness gave me confidence after stoma surgery

After years of suffering uncontrolled Ulcerative Colitis, Dan Callaghan underwent stoma surgery in the hope of getting his health back on track. Exercise and fitness had always been a big part of Dan’s life and this wasn’t something he…

Discover the Power of Flaxseed

Get a FREE Sample of cold milled flaxseed which contains Fibre, Protein and Omega 3 and can help you feel great every day. It supports your health in four major ways. Find out more about how this simple dietary supplement could help you.

Community Survey

We strive to continually improve our understanding of our community and that includes what matters to you on a daily basis. How you experience is unique to you and can be debilitating - it can take over your life. So how do you cope each…

Urinary Tract Infections have ruled my life

Community member, Anna Somerville-Large has kindly shared her story with us about living with lifelong urinary tract infections and urinary retention. Despite living with chronic bladder issues, Anna has lived in all corners of the globe…

Just Can’t Wait Toilet Scheme

Introducing the national Just Can't Wait Toilet Scheme for participating businesses and organisations to show their support for people living with a bladder and/or bowel condition, by allowing emergency access to a toilet.  People tell…

Bladder & Bowel Community Benefits

The Bladder and Bowel Community has partnered up with some great companies to be able to offer you exclusive discounts and advice to help you manage your bladder and bowel condition.

Bowelbabe Saved my Life

Mags tells us how a chance listening to Deborah James' (aka Bowelbabe) podcast ‘You, Me and the Big C’ made her realise her symptoms were bowel cancer. Here Margaret tells us about her diagnosis of Stage 2 Bowel Cancer in January 2019 and…