There's a real stigma around talking about gut health, but up to one in five of us in the UK suffers from irritable bowel syndrome.
It's estimated that gut health costs UK businesses almost £3 billion a year in sick days, and the NHS spend hundreds of millions of pounds a year treating people with the condition.
The real challenge with IBS is that there's no magic pill - the main treatment is self care. This means patients have to proactively understand their personal triggers, what helps them control symptoms and have the confidence to put this in to practice.
The IBS Network is the only charity in the UK dedicated to helping people live well with IBS. As well as extensive resources on our website, we operate a national network of local support groups, a helpline staffed by IBS specialist nurses and provide an 'Ask the Experts' on-demand help service.
With 12 million sufferers and no NHS or government funding, donations are vital to help us continue our work. By supporting us through Work for Good, you'll help us to open more local support groups, educate patients and practitioners about the condition and empower people to live well with IBS.