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Continence NZ National Conference 2023

We are excited to welcome you to Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland for the Continence NZ National Conference Thursday 14–Friday 15 September 2023. This conference is created and designed for all those working in continence care, including but not limited to those working within the Nursing, Aged Care, Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Disability, and Education fields. The... more>>

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World Continence Week 2023

This year, World Continence Week runs from 19-25 June 2023, and we’re focusing on healthy bowels for all by helping you answer the question: "What's Your Number?"... more>>

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Online Training Modules

Access our practical courses for carers and educators of people with continence needs. Made with support from the IHC Foundation.... more>>

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COVID-19 Continence Tips

Whether you are caring for someone with incontinence, or your own symptoms have been worsened by stress and anxiety about COVID-19, we are here to help. Here are a few things you can do. Download the printable PDF version here. Call our free helpline Our friendly team is available to take your calls 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Just call 0800 650 659. Carers - access support We can help carers... more>>

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COVID-19 in our communities can make it it a 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... more>>

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Resources for people with additional needs, their whānau and carers

Disclaimer The information available on or through this website is intended to provide general information to the public and is not intended to address specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity. All reasonable measures have been taken to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information available on this website, however, we strongly advise seeking advice from your GP or... 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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Videos: Poo Hoo and A Wee Secret

Poo Hoo - The story of Tim Thompson who is having problems with sore tummies and sneaky poos: A Wee Secret - Jet Johnson has a secret ... find out how he bravely gets the help he needs in this video adaptation of the book A Wee Secret: Need further help? Call our friendly team on 0800 650 659... 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

Involved with a community group? Interested in a upskilling yourself and/or your team on continence-related topics? We regularly offer webinars throughout the year, as well as online training modules. You can find a list of our Upcoming Community Education here. And view our Online Training Modules here. If you would like to receive email updates regarding upcoming webinars, please register... more>>

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Do you want to share your story?

Do you want to share your story? We are always looking for people who are comfortable to share their story with us and possibly the media too. If you are interested please email toni@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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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 Continence Videos for... 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 Laura Fear 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>>