World Continence Week is an annual health campaign organised by WFIPP (World Federation of Incontinence and Pelvic Problems) and globally backed by ICS (International Continence Society). Running from 21 – 27 June, the awareness campaign aims to overcome the unnecessary stigma surrounding continence and highlight the impact that urinary incontinence has on the 3 million people in the UK that live with it.
1 in 8 of us are affected by an overactive bladder whilst other people leak when they laugh or sneeze, experience sleepless nights because of needing to pee and have difficulty passing when they do go to the toilet. Despite the vast number of people living with continence conditions, conversations about what happens when we can, or can’t, get to the toilet on time aren’t happening enough.
This World Continence Week, we want to make sure that talkhealth members are not only armed with top-notch knowledge about continence but can also live a fulfilling life despite living with incontinence. We have rounded up some of the best events, articles and support programmes that all aim to help you to beat bad bladder health…
THIS FRIDAY: Bladder health coffee morning with CliniMed
On Friday (25 June) at 11:00, Sue Hinton will be joining this month’s expert coffee morning to share her expertise on all things bladder health. This is your opportunity to pick the brains of a bladder expert for tips and tricks for how to navigate life with bladder concerns and ask the questions you can’t ask your doctor.
Clinical Nurse Advisor, Sue Hinton, has been working as a specialised Stoma Care and Continence nurse for over 20 years.
Sign up for the coffee morning
Take control of menopausal incontinence with iD Light Advanced pads
Urinary incontinence is often caused by pressure on the muscles that help you to store or pass urine and the strength of your pelvic floor. Hormonal changes throughout your life can affect the way these muscles work, that’s why women experiencing menopause are often more prone to leaking.
Have you started to experience light to moderate incontinence? iD Light Advanced pads for women provide discreet protection for discomforts caused by bladder weakness. Kind to the skin, thanks to its breathable and cotton-like materials, the product is dermatologically tested and latex-free!
If you would like to receive a free sample of iD Light Advanced pads, all you have to do is sign up for the mymenopause support programme!
Find your perfect continence product with talkhealth reviews
Finding the right health products to aid a more comfortable life with continence products can be difficult. From pads to catheters, everyone’s incontinence is different so their products should be too!
You can make the right decision today thanks to our trusty review panel who have given a range of incontinence pads, pants and catheters.
Read the reviews today to find your perfect health product!
Come with us to Coloplast’s upcoming webinar about travel and ISC!
Thursday 8 July – 17:00
Packing for a trip without any worries should be something that everyone can do, but, when you live with a chronic bladder issue it can be difficult! Whether you struggle to stick to your catheterization routine when you’re away or your equipment is causing you problems going through security, Coloplast is here to streamline your journey. Sign up for the webinar today to learn how to best plan for travel with ISC!
Coloplast’s bladder nurse specialist Hannah Deguara will provide handy tips and tricks for travelling with ISC. From sharing what you may need to do to prepare for travel to how to mater catheterization out of the house.
Sign up for Coloplast’s event
Become a continence connoisseur with our bladder articles
We are constantly working to keep you up-to-date and in the know about your health in the articles section of our website, and bladder health is never neglected. Whether you want to learn more about UTIs, need some expert support or you missed our expert coffee morning with Bladder Health UK, all you need to do is click on the links below to read more!
READ: The top 6 UTI myths – debunked
READ: Ask the experts… incontinence
READ: talkhealth coffee morning with Bladder Health UK