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Continence Foundation of Australia

The Continence Foundation of Australia is a not-for-profit organisation and the national peak body for incontinence prevention, management, education, awareness, information and advocacy.

Vision and mission

An Australian community free of the stigma and restrictions of all aspects of incontinence across the lifespan.

Eliminate the stigma and restrictions of all aspects of incontinence through research, advocacy, solutions, consumer education and professional development.

How the Continence Foundaton of Australia can help

The Foundation:

  • works with consumers, professionals, industry and government
  • facilitates access to continence support services through advocacy
  • provides evidence-based information and advice
  • builds the capacity and capability of the workforce
  • and, supports research to achieve the Foundation’s objectives.

Information / help lines

  • Call the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66 Mon to Fri, 8am to 8pm AEST.

    This is a free and confidential service staffed by Nurse Continence Specialists who provide advice, referrals and resources about incontinence to consumers and health professionals. The Helpline can also be accessed via the Telephone Interpreter Service on 131 450.

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Last reviewed: May 2022

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Caring for someone with incontinence | Continence Foundation of Australia

Caring for someone with incontinence Type Fact sheet PDF Share Download 40

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Men · Working your pelvic floor · Pelvic Floor First

Pelvic floor exercises for men

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Dementia and Incontinence | Continence Foundation of Australia

Dementia and Incontinence. Incontinence in people with dementia is mostly related to the inability to recognise the toilet, coordinate toileting actions, and cleaning themselves after going to the toilet.

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Exercising during pregnancy · Pelvic floor friendly exercises · Pelvic Floor First

Information about exercising during pregnancy

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Working your pelvic floor · The pelvic floor · Pelvic Floor First

Your pelvic floor muscles can be consciously controlled and therefore trained

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Faecal Incontinence | Bowel| Continence Foundation of Australia

Faecal incontinence is a term used to describe leakage from the bowel due involuntary bowel movements. This includes diarrhoea and or constipation. You may also find you have excessive wind or experience staining in your underwear.

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1800 33 00 66 | National Continence Helpline | Continence Foundation of Australia

A free, confidential helpline that provides information & advice on bladder & bowel related issues such as incontinence. Call 1800 33 00 66, 8am-8pm AEDT / 5 days a week

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Diarrhoea | Faecal incontinence | Continence Foundation of Australia

Diarrhoea is a common problem involving the frequent passing of loose bowel motions (also known as stools, faeces or poo). Diarrhoea has many possible causes including:

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Pelvic Floor Muscles | The Facts | Continence Foundation of Australia

Having strong pelvic floor muscles gives us control over the bladder and bowel. Weakened pelvic floor muscles mean the internal organs are not fully supported and you may have difficulty controlling the release of urine, faeces (poo) or flatus (wind).

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Male Pelvic Floor | Exercises | Continence Foundation of Australia

Pelvic Floor Men. Pelvic floor muscles help men control their bladder & bowel & assist with sexual function. Learn about the male pelvic floor & pelvic floor exercises.

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