The Comedy Queen of Continence, Bev Killick, is an Ambassador for the Continence Foundation of Australia and the face of our latest #LaughWithoutLeaking awareness campaign. Vist laughwithoutleaking.com.au for more information.
Did you know that over 5 million Australians over the age of 15 are incontinent and 80% of cases are women? For information & advice call the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66, Mon - Fri, 8am - 8pm.
The Continence Foundation of Australia is the national peak body promoting bladder and bowel health. The Continence Foundation of Australia's vision is to have a community free of the stigma of incontinence. We provide information on funding, referral and products. We also offer free resources for individuals, carers and professionals to help treat bladder and bowel control problems. Phone a nurse on 1800 33 00 66 for free advice.
The Continence Carer of the Year Award acknowledges the important but often overlooked role of at-home carers, who deal with the complex role of caring for someone with incontinence. The award is open to carers from all around Australia, and nominations are invited from family, friends or health professionals who would like to bring to our attention these amazing individuals whose contributions are valued at over $1 billion a week in Australia. The winner of the Continence Carer of the Year Award receives a prize of $1000.
This year, we launched a major public awareness campaign in March, Laugh Without Leaking. It featured comedian Bev Killick, who has lived with incontinence her entire life. And in June, we headed to Canberra to officially launch World Continence Week (WCW) at Parliament House with Health Minister Greg Hunt and Aged Care and Indigenous Health Minister, Ken Wyatt.
Read more about the campaign and World Continence Week.
July 8 marks the start of NAIDOC week, a national week of celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Save the date for the 2018 International Continence Society Annual Meeting
Hear from Women's Health and Continence Physiotherapist Fiona Dunham and Health Promotion Officer Sally about good bladder and bowel habits, risk factors and signs of incontinence, looking after your pelvic floor muscle and where to go for help.
This FREE evening is for women who want to learn more about:
- female urinary incontinence
- pelvic floor dysfunction
- healthy habits to remain active
- medical and surgical therapy available
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