Do you or someone you know leak when they laugh? Have a problem down under? Or trouble with the pipes?
Feeling embarrassed to talk about it?
You are not alone. Did you know that 1 in 4 people around Australia experience bladder or bowel problems? The good news is that the majority of the cases can be better managed, better treated, even cured.
If you are part of a community group that would like information and advice on bladder, bowel and pelvic floor health and habits, we would like to help.
We want to spread the word that there is support and treatment available for these issues which are very common, but despite what many people believe, incontinence is not a normal part of ageing, nor having a baby.
As part of the Australian Government’s National Continence Program, the Continence Foundation of Australia is able to deliver free talks and presentations to community groups on all aspects of bladder, bowel and pelvic floor health.
Some of the groups we often deliver presentations to include seniors, sporting clubs, social clubs, people with disabilities or chronic illness, carers, new mothers and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Common topics include:
- Healthy bladder & bowel habits
- Exercising your pelvic floor
- Caring for someone with incontinence
- Exercises for new mum’s
- Continence services in Australia
Why not book a talk or presentation for your group? It could start a conversation that could change someone’s life.
For more information or to book a presentation, contact your state’s Health Promotion Officer:
T: 02 8741 5699
T: 03 9816 8266
T: 07 3723 5012
T: 08 8266 5260
T: 08 9228 7444
You can access free confidential information, resources and local referrals from specialist continence nurses by phoning the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66 or visit continence.org.au