The New Zealand Continence Association is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping people with bladder and bowel incontinence. The New Zealand Continence Association provides professional and public education and promotes research into incontinence and related problems to improve genitourinary health.
Continence Awareness week 2013
Continence Awareness Week 2013, 24-30 June
The theme for this year is "Talk about Incontinence" - A problem in anyones language.
More information coming soon.
A Wee Secret - Written by Children's Continence nurse Jacqueline Brown and illustrated by ex-Disney animator Myke Sutherland. Read more>>
Poo Hoo - written by Jacqueline Brown and illustrated Scott Irvine. Now avaliable to order click here
Toilet Tactics kit
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request you free copy of Toilet Tactics disc.
Paediatric Consultant, Dr Bobby Tsang and Author Jacqueline Brown talking about children's incontinence issues. View video>>
Lisa Yates and Fiona Ross - Good Morning Show, October 2011 - Pelvic floor strengthening - Four sessions. View video>>
Lisa Yates and Fiona Ross - Good Morning Show, June 2011 - Pelvic floor strengthening - Five sessions. View video>>
Watch more videos from Lisa Yates, Fiona Ross, Dr Cathy Stephenson and more. See all videos>>
Books and Pamplets
A range of books and resources are available from the NZ Continence Association.
Click here to find out more>>
Family Care Radio
Recorder interviews on continence topics.
Make a donation
Our new form enables you to donate to the New Zealand Continence
Try it now, click here>>
Continence Education Workshops 2013
This year we will be holding two one day workshops. The first one will be held on 25 July 2013. This will be an advanced child focused day. The second is on 26 July and will be an advanced adult day. They will be both held in Auckland. Please see the registration below for more details and outline of the days.
Pelvic Floor First Education Workshops
The NZCA in conjunction with Physiotherapy NZ will be running three one-day workshops across New Zealand in advance of the launch of World Continence Week in New Zealand from 24-30 June 2013.
Auckland 10 May 2013
Wellington 17 May 2013
Christchurch 14 June 2013
Do you have a continence question you want answered?
You can read the questions that others have asked and had answered here.
Latest Media Releases
Dame Kate reads for awareness
Award-winning New Zealand actress Dame Kate Harcourt spent time on Wednesday morning at Island Bay School in Wellington reading books for the New Zealand Continence Association. Read More >>
Global Incontinence set to rise
Urinary incontinence increases risk of postpartum depression.
Click here to read more>>
Letter to Political Parties
At the end of September, NZCA sent a letter to the leaders of all the political parties.
New Zealand Toilet MapClick here for the link to NZ Toilet Map>>
NZCA Interview with Radio LiveJo Esplin talks to Paul Henry on Radio Live about male continence products and the costs of incontinence to New Zealanders.
Pelvic Floor FirstFor media release click here>>
Did you know that almost every exercise you do affects your pelvic floor? And that some exercises can actually harm these muscles, leading to bladder or bowel control problems?
The aim of the project is to reduce the number of men and women who experience pelvic floor dysfunction as a result of inappropriate exercise regimes.
Continence Services in New Zealand - History, Services, Costs and Impacts, A Call for Action Paper
Online Continence Education
Careerforce, the industry training organization for Aged Care, Health, Disability and Social Services in conjunction with NZ Continence Association and Carers NZ to develop an online learning programme that carers and paid workers in the sector can access for their own information or as part of their formal qualifications.
Go to http://ilearn.careerforce.org.nz and click on continence.
You can log on as a guest, there is nothing to pay and you do not need to enter your details although you can if you want to.
The module includes quizzes to see how much you know already, videos, interviews, information – it’s interactive and engaging.
The online resources have been developed so that if you want to be assessed and gain your NZQA unit standard to start you on a pathway of formally recognized learning then you can do so. You fill in a form and pay the assessment fee and then complete your assessment on line. It is marked and sent back to you and the result is registered on your NZQA record of learning.
The content and assessment has been developed by experts from the NZ Continence Association.