World Continence Week
World Continence Week 17th – 23rd June 2019
The Eleventh World Continence Week is 17th – 23rd June. This global event started as a day in 2008, initiated by the International Continence Society and was developed into a week a year later. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of continence issues across the globe, improving health, wellness, quality of life and a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. It was also hoped it would provide an opportunity to become a reputable forum for people looking for information about continence promotion and treatment for incontinence.
Since 2016 the World Federation of Incontinence Patients has managed World Continence Week and produces information and materials to support the event. These are made available on their website at www.wfip.org
This year the ACA ran a competition to design a new poster for others to be able to use by adapting to their own Trust. The winner's were Alison Temple and Tracy Evans at Lincolnshire Community Health Services. The poster is below with the others than can be used
Idea’s to Celebrate Continence Week
- Display’s in public area’s i.e. hospital, shops, libraries etc.
- Talk on local radio
- Run your own event
- Share what you did with others. Send to Website Editor Bo Yeung at email@example.com to put on website and Newsletter Editor Davina Richardson Davina.Richardson@disabledliving.co.uk