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World Continence Week 2024

This year, World Continence Week is from 17–23 June 2024, and we're focusing on pelvic health. We are reminding and motivating you to do your pelvic floor exercises this World Continence Week by encouraging you to Take the Pelvic Floor Challenge!... more>>

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Free On-Demand Webinars

Our popular Toilet Tactics for our Tamariki webinar series will be available for you to stream. The webinar series is presented by Continence Nurse Lisa Smith, who has more than 35 years of experience working with children and young people. She has specialised in bowel and bladder issues in tamariki for the past 17+ years.... more>>

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Download or order a Pregnancy Guide

Download a free digital Pregnancy Guide Continence NZ has put together this guide with help from pelvic health physiotherapists. The aim is to educate people about bladder and bowel control (also known as continence) in pregnancy and after childbirth. Pregnancy may be the first time you hear about the pelvic floor. There are often no problems prior to pregnancy so it’s not talked about... more>>

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Pelvic Health Video Guide

Download your free Pelvic Health Video Guide Pelvic health is important for everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, or fitness level. With support from Pub Charity and the expertise of pelvic health physiotherapists Liz Childs and Leanne Wait, we’ve put together this guide to answer common questions regarding pelvic health. Inside the guide, you will find advice on pelvic floor muscle... more>>

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Continence NZ National Conference 2023

We are proud to have hosted the Continence NZ National Conference Thursday 14–Friday 15 September 2023 in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. We had over 100 people in attendance from a range of professional backgrounds. The conference was created and designed for all those working in continence care, including but not limited to those working within the Nursing, Aged Care, Pelvic Health... 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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Resources for people with additional needs, their whanau 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 Te Reo 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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Community Education

We offer a range of online courses and webinars for health professionals, carers and the public. If you would like to receive email updates regarding upcoming webinars, please register here. You can also complete the Registration of Interest form if you'd like to share specific details of your community education needs. If you need continence advice, call our free helpline on 0800 650 659. We... 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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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 Louise Judd Acting 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>>