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Incontinence and the mental health of over 5 million Australians

Tue 09, Oct 2018
Incontinence has a profound effect on the mental health of over five million Australians who are today living with bladder and bowel control problems.

World Mental Health Day (Wednesday 10 October 2018) is an opportunity for those people to know that there are effective treatments for incontinence as well as the anxiety and depression that commonly affects up to 1 in every 4 Australians. more...

Continence experts meet in Hobart

Mon 24, Sep 2018
National Conference on Incontinence, Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, 24-27th October 2018.

The Continence Foundation of Australia, the national peak body for bladder, bowel and pelvic floor health, is showcasing the latest in incontinence research and practice at the 27th National Conference on Incontinence. more...

Laugh Without Leaking & World Continence Week 2018 wrap up

Thu 26, Jul 2018
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. more...

The $67 billion silent health epidemic affecting 1 in 4 Aussies

Mon 18, Jun 2018
World Continence Week 18 to 24 June 2018 - Over 5 million adult Australians are suffering in silence from a $67 billion health issue that for the majority can be helped or even cured. more...

From Adversity to Opportunity

Sun 17, Jun 2018
Anne-Marie Howarth was 31 years old when she suffered a motorbike accident which left her with a spinal cord injury, restricting her bladder and bowel control. Not to be outdone by her injury, instead it opened a world of new opportunities. more...

Greg's Secret Life

Sun 17, Jun 2018
Greg Ryan was born without an anal opening, a congenital abnormality known as Imperforate Anus which affects 30,000 babies around the world each year. Without surgical intervention at birth, Greg would have died within 24 hours. Two Australian surgeons saved him, but the outcome ushered him into a life of shame, secrecy, social stigma and intense mental health difficulties. more...

It's happening in Hobart

Fri 13, Apr 2018
The Continence Foundation of Australia is featuring the latest in research and practice at the 27th annual National Conference on Incontinence. This year, it will also feature a forum for people living with bladder and bowel issues, their carers, family and friends. more...

The Autumn Edition of Bridge Magazine is out now

Mon 09, Apr 2018
In this issue, we are honoured to share the challenges overcome by a Canadian kid - bullied at school due to faecal incontinence, we speak with former Australian Netball Captain, Sharelle McMahon about her pelvic floor challenges both on and off the court and we introduce you to our new Laugh Without Leaking campaign. more...

Search for Australia’s best toilet humour

Tue 27, Mar 2018
The search is on for the best belly-laugh-provoking toilet humour across Australia - from Darwin to Hobart and everywhere in between. more...

Laugh Without Leaking: Can comedy cure incontinence?

Mon 26, Mar 2018
A new campaign launched today by the Continence Foundation of Australia reveals that the majority of bladder and bowel troubles can be helped or even cured. more...

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