Help & Information Category

Help & Information

If you’re affected by a bladder or bowel condition or would like to find out more about what we offer, we’re here to make sure you get the help and information you need.

The Bladder & Bowel Community provide over 60 downloadable resources, such as frequency charts, the Bristol Stool Chart, bladder and bowel diaries, and pelvic floor exercises, to name but a few.

You’ll also find a section on how best to support yourself on topics such as travel, sexual relationships, and emotions. There is also a document specifically for those supporting their loved ones. There’s a number of stories from patients and carers who have been in similar situations to your own and found the Bladder and Bowel Community a valuable resource.

If you’d like to find out more on the Bladder and Bowel Community, you can do so by browsing the About Us section. Here, you can get to know the team behind your Bladder & Bowel Community and how we plan on consistently improving the B&BC online service,

It’s our aim to enable people to live their lives as they wish to. With these resources, we hope you or your loved one can take another step in their journey to a higher quality of life.

Toilet positions

Trying to maintain a good toilet position may be useful for people that find it difficult to pass a stool, who strain when defecating or who suffer from constipation. There is no right or wrong way to sit on the toilet; however the…

NICE

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health. NICE produces…

Coping with your Emotions

Understanding why incontinence affects you emotionally can help you learn to feel better about yourself, to tackle your bladder or bowel problem more positively, and to relate to those close to you more easily. Are you the only person with…

Carers support

Caring for a relative or friend who has a bladder or bowel problem may not be easy. It is likely to have a big emotional and physical impact for the person you care for and can also have an emotional impact on you. If you are caring for a…

Incontinence and emotions

Understanding why incontinence affects you emotionally can help you learn to feel better about yourself, to tackle your bladder or bowel problem more positively, and to relate to those close to you more easily. Are you the only person with…

Sexual relationships

Loving, caring relationships are important for everyone – and many want these to develop into sexual relationships. For everyone, these relationships are a source of happiness and sadness, joy and disappointment, anxiety and pleasure,…

Travelling with confidence

It can be difficult enough having to cope with on-going bladder or bowel problems when you’re in the comfort of your own home, but what should you do if you want to go on holiday? The first thing to remember is there is no real reason why…

Practical advice

When you have been diagnosed with a bladder or bowel problem there will be many questions running through your mind. You may remember to ask your health professional the most obvious ones but in case you’re left searching and more…

Catheters & Accessories

A catheter is a thin tube which is used to drain urine from the bladder. Catheters are used as a management aid by people who cannot empty their bladder properly. There are three main types of catheters intermittent catheters,…

Testimonials

Below you will find a collection of comments from people who have found our services useful. If we have helped you in some way, whether it be from a chat with one of our Helpline nurses, or maybe you couldn't live without our Toilet Card  …