Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Bladder and bowel control problems can cause much shame for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people. Despite the fact that bladder and bowel control problems can cause physical, emotional and psychological problems, it is not well understood amongst these communities or openly discussed. This lack of information and discussion often leads to isolation.
A series of resources specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are available from the Continence Foundation of Australia:
- Diabetes and bladder or bowel problems
- Grog and bladder or bowel problems
- Constipation (Hard poo)
- Women's bladder problems
- Leaking urine (wee) after having a baby
- Men and strong pelvic floor muscles
- Pads, clothes and bedding to help if you are getting wet
- Pelvic floor muscle exercises for women
- The prostate and bladder problems
- Training the bladder
- Kids wetting the bed
- Help getting to the toilet
To obtain a hard copy of these resources, please contact National Mailing and Marketing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone to 02 6269 1000.
For leaflets and more information about bladder or bowel problems, product information and local continence services, please call continence advisors on the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66.