For those of you that don’t know, the 19th-23rd of June is World Continence Week. Naturally we thought, what better way to honour the global event than to discuss with you!
Join us as we delve into why this week matters, how you can make a difference, and ways to destigmatise bladder incontinence.
Who is she? Intro to World Continence Week
World Continence Week, celebrated annually in June, aims to raise awareness about bladder health and continence care worldwide. It's a global initiative that encourages conversations, education, and support for those affected by bladder incontinence. The week serves as a platform to unite individuals, healthcare professionals, and organisations, fostering a sense of community and empowerment.
Why does World Continence Week matter you ask…
Bladder incontinence affects 5 million Australians, with 80% of those being women, yet it remains a topic clouded by the unknown and at times embarrassment. World Continence Week helps break the silence and highlights the importance of destigmatizing bladder incontinence. By raising awareness, we can promote understanding, compassion, and access to proper care, ultimately improving the quality of life for those affected.
Want to get involved? We got you.
- Start Conversations: Engage in open dialogues with friends, family, and colleagues about bladder health, continence issues, and the impact they have on daily life. By normalising the conversation, we can create a safe space for support and understanding.
- Share Your Story: If you have a personal experience with bladder incontinence, consider sharing your story to inspire others, foster empathy, and show that they're not alone!
- Educate Yourself: Learn more about bladder health, the different types of incontinence, and the available treatment options. Knowledge empowers us to support and advocate for better care and resources.
- Support Organisations: Seek out and support organisations dedicated to bladder health and continence care. They play a vital role in raising awareness, providing resources, and advocating for improved services.
This World Continence Week, let's rally together Luna Lovers, and break the silence surrounding bladder incontinence! By raising awareness, starting conversations, and promoting empathy, we can destigmatise this common condition and empower individuals to seek help and live their lives to the fullest! Join the movement, be a voice of change, and together let's embrace compassion and understanding for all.