In case of emergency

BOOST is designed for you to work through independently with input from a healthcare professional at certain points during the programme. It is not an emergency service. Healthcare professionals usually work weekdays, 9am-5pm, but will not be routinely checking your progress in between all sessions.

If you are feeling very distressed, try to talk to someone now:

  • Is there a family member, friend or neighbour who you could call or who might be able to help?

  • Send a message or call the support services at Crohn’s and Colitis UK

  • If no-one is available when you need help, or you'd like to speak to an impartial person in confidence, you can contact the Samaritans on 116123 for round-the-clock support. You can also contact them by email on

If you need medical or mental health help immediately:

  • Call your GP

  • Go to your local A&E where the healthcare team can help you

If you or anyone else is in immediate danger or harm:

  • Please call the Police or Ambulance Service on 999.

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