National Continence Awareness Week is running this year from 15th to 19th September 2008.
This year the theme is ‘Dispelling the Myths’ and a new booklet with the same name has been produced to support this work.
The week will also see the official launch of the new charity, Bladder and Bowel Foundation which will replace both Incontact and the Continence Foundation.
Millions of people are affected by bladder and bowel problems and for most, the embarrassment and stigma that comes with the condition, stops them from even talking about it, let alone asking for help.
The Bladder and Bowel Foundation realise the importance of getting these subjects out in the open and let people know there is something that can be done to help them. National Continence Awareness Week was created to achieve this.
Whether it is a simple display of information in clinics and waiting rooms or an exhibition or conference on a larger scale, the important point is that we can all do something.
The support of volunteers to help get the message across to as wide an audience as possible is so important. Because it ensures patients, carers and healthcare professionals know there is help and support available and where they can get it from.