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World Continence Week 21-27 June 2021

World Continence Week 2021 is coming! This year it will run from 21 to 27 June. For 2021, we are letting anyone in a caring role know ‘You care. We care too’. A digital resource pack will soon be available here. It's full of information, links and resources to help get people chatting about continence. As we have done in previous years, we are encouraging you to host a 'wee... more>>

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Continence Resources Now Available in Multiple Languages

Thanks to the generous support of Foundation North, we now have many of our most popular resources available in Māori, Chinese, Hindi, Samoan and Tongan. These can be downloaded at no cost and shared with anyone who might find them helpful.... more>>

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Download a free Pelvic Floor Guide

Download a free Pelvic Floor Guide with advice from Pelvic Health Physio Liz Childs. You can also find out more about the pelvic floor and watch a detailed video.... more>>

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We understand that this is an incredibly stressful and difficult time for people, especially those living with disabilities or health issues. To help, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions we receive below. If you need more information, please don’t hesitate to call our friendly team on 0800 650 659, or email us on info@continence.org.nz We have compiled a few helpful... more>>

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Continence FAQs

In our FAQ video series, our Continence Educator Janet Thackray answers some of your most commonly-asked questions! Why do you leak when you cough, sneeze or laugh? How much urine leakage is normal? How often should you be getting up to go to the toilet at night? Find out here.... more>>

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Toilet Card

Finding a toilet when out and about can be a challenge for people with bladder or bowel problems. It could even discourage some people from going out altogether. Our toilet card clearly states that the holder has a medical condition and needs to use a toilet quickly. Most places you visit will be willing to help you. Get your Toilet Card here: http://www.continence.org.nz/toiletcard/... more>>

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Complete our online survey and go in the draw to win 5 pairs of washable underwear.

Don’t hold on any longer – starting the continence conversation. Despite the fact one in four New Zealanders are impacted by incontinence, it’s something we’re simply not talking about. Continence NZ wants to turn that around and for our 2018 Continence Awareness Week, which starts on 18 June, we are encouraging Kiwis to start having important conversations about their... more>>

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Community Education

Meet our Continence Educator, Janet Thackray. You’d be lucky to find anyone more passionate and knowledgeable about continence than our Continence Educator Janet Thackray. The experienced nurse travels up and down the country informing people from all walks of life about bladder and bowel health – and it’s her dream job. That’s because she wants to get incontinence out of... more>>

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Ask Questions

Ask questions and get answers. See the questions others have asked. Children's Continence Questions and Answers >> Adult's Continence Questions and Answers >>... more>>

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Our Continence Educator hits the airwaves

Our wonderful Continence Educator Janet Thackray talks all things continence on Radio 531pi's Pacific Breakfast with Brian Sagala. Have a listen here - and pick up some helpful tips!... more>>

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Do you want to be rewarded to share your story?

Do you want to be rewarded to share your story? We are looking for someone who feels comfortable to discuss their continence issues with the media. We are offering a $500 koha to say thank-you. If you are interested please email zoe@continence.org.nz.... more>>

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Report on Good Practice of Continence Services in New Zealand

Continence NZ contracted Sapere Research Group (Sapere) to undertake an independent analysis of the current state of continence services in District Health Boards (DHBs) in New Zealand. The purpose is to profile what is currently happening for service delivery against known good practice and then to make comment on that for the future for New Zealand.... more>>

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Pelvic Floor Focus

Do you know that every exercise you do affects your pelvic floor? Some exercises can overstrain the pelvic floor leading to bladder and bowel control problems and/or pain. Ask your trainer about pelvic floor safe exercises.... more>>

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Toilet Training & Bedwetting - Mary-Anne Harris

Toilet training and saying goodbye to nappies is a major milestone for children and parents. But for some children it doesn't happen as naturally as it does for others. What is considered a "normal" age for toilet training and dry nights? What are the early warning signs of problems and what strategies can parents use to overcome issues? Mary-Anne Caulfield is a Tauranga based... more>>

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Continence Information - Children

Click on the topics to find out more: - Enuresis - Daytime Wetting Bedwetting - Nocturnal Enuresis Faecal Incontinence (Soiling) Information for Teachers: Children Who Wet and Soil Toilet Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Learning Disabilities Teenagers and Bedwetting Enuresis and Encopresis Links Useful Charts Good Bladder and Bowel Habits in Children Feature Audio: Toilet... more>>

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Continence Information - Adults

Continence Information - Adults - Have a question? Check out our Continence FAQs series, where our Continence Educator Janet Thackray responds to some of our most common queries. Watch here Continence Topics Click on the topics below to find out more: Arthritis and Bladder and Bowel Control Chronic Heart Failure Issues Diabetes and Bladder and Bowel Control Menopause and Bladder and Bowel Control... more>>

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Continence Service Providers for Adults and Children

Continence Services for Adults and Children. Click here to find a provider in your area, Listings for: North of Auckland, Auckland, Waikato - BOP - Coromandal, Lower North Island, Upper South Island, West Coast and Lower South Island Do you have a service that is not listed? Contact us for a listing.... more>>

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Contact Us

Our Contact Details Free Phone HELPLINE 0800 650 659 If you would like to contact us through our physical/postal address please feel free to use the following details: Continence NZ Louise Judd Executive Officer PO Box 254 Waiuku 2341 Phone: 0800 650 659 E-mail: info@continence.org.nz To send us any comments, enquiries or complaints, please use the feedback form here.... more>>