TALKWORKS for Understanding IBS

Free wellbeing workshops from the NHS

Do you, or someone you care about, have a diagnosis of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and want to find out more about this condition? 

Our ‘TALKWORKS For Understanding IBS’ workshop, delivered in partnership with the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Trust, is a two hour session, providing information and advice for living with IBS, based on the latest evidence. We will look at both the physical and emotional aspects of IBS and how these can interact to produce and maintain unpleasant symptoms.

This will include:

  • What is IBS? Symptoms, possible causes and myths.
  • Why do gut symptoms keep going?
  • What are the links between diet and IBS?
  • What is the latest evidence for treatment?
  • What can we do to help us to manage the symptoms?

You’ll come away from the session with lots of useful information and resources to help you make helpful changes going forward. There will be time at the end for questions and feedback.


Date  Time
Monday 10 June

10:00 (remote via MS Teams)

Wednesday 11 September

10:00 (remote via MS Teams)

Monday 4 November

10:00 (remote via MS Teams)


For the remote session, you will need a smartphone, laptop or computer, a working email address, and confidential space to take part. The sessions are open to adults (aged 18+) living in Devon (excluding Plymouth). 

If you would like to attend this workshop, please call us on 0300 555 3344 to book your place.

Your experience with us

Your feedback matters

“I could not fault the service I received. I was listened to and given so many different resources to help my anxiety and depression. I was so very low a year ago but with the amazing support from my therapist I feel more and more myself every day. Thank you TALKWORKS.”

“The therapy gently supported me to both understand and come to terms with my diagnosis and how it has impacted on me as a person for so many years. I felt I could be open and honest in a very safe space. I not only feel better, I understand myself better too.”

“I was apprehensive about using the service thinking I wasn't "bad" enough but a talk to the cardiac group by a TALKWORKS practitioner gave me confidence to self-refer. I was referred with respect and taken seriously throughout, felt safe and was given tools and advice to help myself take control of my situation.”

Get Help

Call us on 0300 555 3344

Here at TALKWORKS, we’re here to help you feel better about life, and to help you feel like yourself again. Whether you’re dealing with an overwhelming life event, having sleepless nights or struggling with anxiety, we are here to help. You can self-refer to our service and a member of our team will then be in touch to arrange an initial appointment. TALKWORKS is not able to provide a crisis response service. If you need help urgently, you can access emergency mental health support information on our website.