A national charity supporting people living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is
launching a new support group in Forest Hill.
The IBS Network support group will meet at Forest Hill Library every first Wednesday of the month.
The Forest Hill IBS support group will be run by Victoria Harris, 28, who suffers with the condition.
After struggling on her own for many years, Victoria is now living well with IBS and has set up the group to help others living with the condition.
She said: “When I was diagnosed with IBS I felt very low as there is no cure and I would have to live with my debilitating symptoms for the rest of my life.
From that point I searched for ways to manage my symptoms, which is when I discovered The IBS Network, the national charity helping people with IBS to live better with the condition.
Through The IBS Network I finally didn’t feel so isolated and alone. There’s a network of people supporting one another.”
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a long-term illness which affects around 12 million people in the UK. Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea.
IBS is different for each individual and can be triggered by food, stress and anxiety.
For more information about IBS visit The IBS Network website www.theibsnetwork.org