World Continence Week

World Continence Week (WCW) is an annual initiative managed and run by the International Continence Society (ICS).  Its primary aim is to raise awareness of incontinence related issues.

This year the event is running from 15th to the 21st June, and we’re keen to highlight facts around continence and how to get help with community members and beyond. 

World Continence Week 2020

Vision of World Continence Week

  • Globally facilitate continence awareness and promotion to improve health, wellness and quality of life.
  • Provide a reputable forum for those seeking information on Continence Promotion and therapies.
  • Create a worldwide network of events and organisations that will be recognised as leading authorities of Continence and Bladder and Bowel Health information.
  • Further establish Continence Awareness and promote a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment.

Did you know?

With around 14 million people in the UK suffering with some form of bladder condition and 6.5 million with a bowel condition, this is a health concern for so many, who often suffer in silence. 

Did you know that 1 in 8 of us live with an overactive bladder?  Based on the UK population, that’s around 8.5 million people.

Around 61% of men the UK will experience lower urinary tract symptoms

Around 34% of women are living with urinary incontinence

Source: NHS Excellence in Continence Care

Where to get help

There are so many people that suffer in silence with bladder and bowel related continence issues. But we think we’ll be able to help.

At Bladder & Bowel Community we are working hard to bring new and innovative support services to help people with continence issues.  We’re excited to be able to offer what could potentially be a lifeline to so many people in the UK.

  • Bladder & Bowel Community now offer a Continence Advice Service where you can access discreet, expert advice – Ask your question.
  • You’ll find a welcoming and supportive environment with our closed Facebook Group. Join the conversation.

It’s important to remember, you’re not alone.  Help is out there if you need it. You’ll find much more research and information on the ICS website.