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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... more>>

COVID-19 Lockdown 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... more>>

National Toilet Maps

If you or someone you support needs a handy or accessible bathroom while you’re out and about, here’s some info: To download accessible maps in city centres around New Zealand, go here For the Christchurch accessibility map, go here Or try the Campermate app, which includes locations... more>>

Useful Bowel and Bladder Resources for Everyone

FAQ #1: Why do I leak when I cough, sneeze or laugh? Janet says this is a common issue, caused by weak or damaged pelvic floor muscles... FAQ #2: How much urine leakage is normal? Absolutely none! See what Janet has to say about this here... FAQ #3: What about bowel leakage? Janet explains some of... more>>

Continence Information - Learning Disabilities

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... more>>

Continence Information - Videos

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... more>>

Database of Pelvic Floor Safe Fitness Instructors

Database of Pelvic Floor Safe Fitness Instructors. Please select your region. Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Northland, Otago, Taranaki, Tasman, Waikato, Wellington, West Coast... more>>

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>>

Continence Information - Children

Continence Information - Children - Click on the desired topic to find out more. Good bladder/bowel habits for children Topics Enuresis - Daytime wetting Bedwetting - Nocturnal Enuresis Faecal Incontinence (Soiling) Information for Teachers: Children who wet and soil Toilet Training for Children... more>>

Continence Information - Adults

Continence Information - Adults - Click on the desired topic to find out more. Topics Arthritis and Bladder and Bowel Control Chronic Heart Failure Issues Diabetes and Bladder and Bowel Control Menopause and Bladder and Bowel Control Parkinson’s and Constipation Stroke and Bladder and Bowel... more>>

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... more>>

Continence Product Suppliers

Database of continence product suppliers in New Zealand. Want to be listed here? Please email Zoe.... more>>

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... more>>


Articles Global incontinence set to rise 13 August 2012 A study spanning five continents estimates that by the year 2018, almost half of the world population over the age of 20 (approximately 2.3 billion people) will experience at least one lower urinary tract symptom, an increase of 18 per cent... more>>


The more we know about the things that afflict us, the more empowered we are to deal with them in a positive manner. Ignorance in relation to sickness that affects us, or our family, is as frustrating as it is detrimental to our recovery . This Web Site has been set up to allow you to be informed... more>>

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>>

Useful Links

Should this site not have the information you were looking for, or should you require further information concerning bladder and bowel problems, please don't hesitate to use our CONTINENCE HELPLINE - Call 0800 650 659 Continence Foundation of Australia Ltd Web Address: www.continence.org.au... more>>

Language Translations

List of languages downloadable from http://www.bladderbowel.gov.au/footer/publications/factsheets.htm Arabic, Dinka, German, Hungarian, Macedonian, Maltese, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Persian, Dutch, Greek, Italian, Polish, Somali, Tagalog (Phillipines), Vietnamese Samoan Incontinence in Children... more>>

Continence Report

Download the report here: Continence Services in New Zealand - History, Services, Costs and Impacts, A Call for Action Paper... more>>

Available resources

A range of books and resources that are available from Continence NZ Books A Wee Secret Written by Children's Continence nurse Jacqueline Brown and illustrated by ex-Disney animator Myke Sutherland. Jet and Tui are friends. They both have a secret problem with bedwetting. Their story will help... more>>

Continence Services Code of Rights

It is important that everyone has access to high quality health and disability services. When accessing our services you are protected under the Code of Rights. To find out more go to www.hdc.org.nz To view the full code of right click here If you would like to hear the code of rights in another... more>>


Liz Childs talks to an patient with a prolapse, Lisa Yates with an incontinence patient, Toilet Training & Bedwetting - Mary-Anne Harris, Kinky Chiropractor - Dr Heidi Haarvik, CrossFit - Do You Pee During Workouts?, Good Morning Show - Let's talk about incontinence, NZ Continence Association Radio... more>>