The Australian Government, Department of Health has produced a website 'Bladder and Bowel' which looks at bladder and bowel issues.
Caregiving, Dementia and Incontinence: A course for carers
Are you looking for ways to help someone living with dementia maintain optimal bladder and bowel control?
The free 5-week online course Caregiving, Dementia and Incontinence has been developed by NARI and Deakin University FutureLearn with the input of people living with dementia, carers and health professionals.
This course covers the lived experience of incontinence, practical management, and strategies for everyday living.
No prior experience or qualifications are required.
Learners may begin the course at any time.
Continence Foundation of Australia
The Continence Foundation of Australia is the national peak body promoting bladder and bowel health.
The vision of the Continence Foundation of Australia is to have a community free of the stigma of incontinence.
They provide information on funding, referral and products as well as resources for individuals, carers and professionals to help treat bladder and bowel control problems.
Incontinence in Confidence
Incontinence in Confidence provides information and advice for adolescents about:
- building confidence and motivational strategies
- talking to friends about incontinence
- mental health support
- how to manage incontinence during sports and sleepovers
Incontinence information in other languages
The Continence Foundation of Australia has information related to continence in more than 30 languages.
You can access continence information in your language from the National Continence Helpline – free call – 1800 33 00 66
Interpreters are available if necessary.
You can also access written information and audio on a variety of topics:
National Continence Helpline - free call - 1800 33 00 66
The National Continence Helpline is a free telephone advisory service staffed by a team of Nurse Continence Specialists.
The National Continence Helpline provides information and advice about continence issues, and can refer you to your local continence clinic.
It can even help you find where you can buy products.
Call 1800 33 00 66 (freecall) or
National Public Toilet Map
The National Public Toilet Map provides information on public toilets across Australia, including;
- Opening hours
- Facilities such as showers & baby change
The National Public Toilet Map helps you find toilets in your area, or plan toilet stops on a trip.
The National Public Toilet Map can be accessed on computers, and on a mobile device from the App Store or Google Play.