Wed 29, May 2019

Many Continence Foundation members and supporters joined us on a chilly winter’s morning in Melbourne last week for the breakfast launch of World Continence Week.

Guests heard from invited speakers Alexandra Gunning from the NDIA, who gave an update of the roll-out of the NDIS, and Vision Australia consumer representative Jack Tyrell, who offered insight into the challenges visually impaired people face living in a high-tech world. The Continence Foundation’s project officer Cate McKinnon gave an overview of, and launched, this year’s project, Finding the answers; improving access to continence information.

The Continence Foundation is receiving outstanding support from its members around the country who are actively promoting World Continence Week this week. News of innovative and impressive events around the country is coming in daily. Our members’ efforts are critical in helping Continence Foundation promote the key health message about bladder and bowel health, and helping removing the stigma and restrictions of incontinence.

Applications for our Continence Promotion Competition are still open and will be accepted until July 15.  First prize is free registration and return airfare to the 25th National Conference on Incontinence in Adelaide in November (second prize is free registration to the conference), so download an application form from the World Continence Week web page (under the Events tab) and tell us about your creative World Continence Week promotional events. Send us your photos too.

Winners will be announced on the website on July 29.