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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

The Australian community free from the stigma and restrictions of incontinence

The Continence Foundation of Australia exists to serve all Australians by promoting bladder and bowel health.

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: September 2020

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Tips for Bedwetting Children Who Want to Enjoy A Sleepover | Continence Foundation of Australia

Tips for Bedwetting Children Who Want to Enjoy A Sleepover Type Brochure PDF Share View Cart Download 40

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The pelvic floor · Pelvic Floor First

The pelvic floor is the base of the group of muscles referred to as your ‘core'.

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Urinary Incontinence | Continence Foundation of Australia

Urinary incontinence can be the occasional leak when you laugh, cough, sneeze or exercise or the complete inability to control your bladder. Find out more.

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Soiling | Continence Foundation of Australia

'Soiling' is when the bowels are emptied in places other than the toilet. Even after a child is toilet trained, there may be occasional accidents with soiling (poo) in your child's underwear.

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Stress incontinence | Urinary | Continence Foundation of Australia

Stress incontinence is the leaking of urine during activities that increase pressure inside the abdomen & push down on the bladder. Find out more.

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Constipation | Continence Foundation of Australia

Constipation is the passing of hard, dry bowel motions (stools) that may be infrequent or difficult to pass.

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Urge Incontinence | Urinary | Continence Foundation of Australia

Urge incontinence is a sudden & strong need to urinate. You may leak some urine before you reach the toilet. Find out how to improve your bladder control.

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Prevention | Continence Foundation of Australia

In many cases, incontinence can be prevented with a healthy diet and lifestyle habits. Here are some simple steps that can help you prevent urinary and faecal incontinence.

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Men | Continence Foundation of Australia

An estimated 30 per cent of men who visit the doctor are affected by incontinence yet more than two thirds do not discuss the issue.

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Continence products | Continence Foundation of Australia

For some people, it is necessary to use continence products such as pads, pants, catheters, sheath (condom) drainage, or bed protection to manage their incontinence.

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