The theme was Improve your bottom line, encouraging people to adopt healthy bladder and bowel habits to prevent and improve incontinence. World Continence Week was launched at a breakfast in Melbourne on Friday, June 17, showcasing the Continence Foundation's 2016 project, Finding the answers: improving access to continence information.
The 2015 theme wasTell someone who cares, encouraging people affected by incontinence or those caring for someone with incontinence to seek help by phoning the National Continence Helpline (1800 33 00 66). The theme supported the year’s special Carers project, Carers count: support for continence management, which was launched during World Continence Week on June 22-28.
The 2014 theme was Managing the mother load, focusing on pelvic floor health in pre and postnatal women. The theme supported the Foundation’s Pelvic floor awareness in pregnancy, childbirth and beyond project and associated educational resources for health professionals and consumers, including a smart phone app.
In 2013, the theme was Talk about incontinence. The slogan is A problem in anyone’s language.
The special project on the theme was Incontinence Outreach in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities. During the week there was a terrific response to the new language resources that are now available at www.continence.org.au/other-languages
In 2012 the theme was Improve your bottom line promoting healthy bladder and bowel habits.
Download the World Continence Week 2012 poster here.