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How Continence Problems Can Affect Mental Health

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For Mental Health Awareness Month, Bladder & Bowel UK’s Children’s Specialist Nurse, looks at how bladder and/or bowel issues can cause stress and affect a young person’s mental health. Historically, continence problems (wetting and soiling) in childhood were thought to be the result of an underlying psychological, emotional, or behavioural problem. A journal article written […]

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Maintaining a healthy bladder all year round

Bladder health is important for overall wellbeing. There are actions that can be taken to make sure that not only does your bladder stays as healthy as possible but that will also reduce the likelihood of future bladder problems. The most important thing you can do to keep your bladder working well is to ensure […]

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Managing bedwetting at Christmas

Davina Richardson, Children’s Continence Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK, talks about how to support your child who experiences bedwetting at Christmas. Enuresis, or bedwetting is a common condition in children and young people, that can be distressing and frustrating for them and for their families. Furthermore, it can embarrassment and fear of others finding […]

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Overactive Bladder: a common cause of bladder continence problems in children and young people

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Monday 21st July to Sunday 27th July marks World Continence Week 2021. Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK, talks about an overactive bladder in children and young people.  Many children and young people experience bladder problems, but these are often poorly understood. They may be associated with behavioural difficulties or emotional […]

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What is World Bedwetting Day and why is it important?

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Time To Take Action: World Bedwetting Day 2021 For World Bedwetting Day 2021 Bladder & Bowel UK are releasing a series of blogs to help increase understanding of a problem that is not often discussed, but causes stress and distress throughout the world to children, young people, and their families as well as some adults. […]

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The Nursing Times Awards – Congratulations to Bladder & Bowel UK!

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Bladder & Bowel UK are delighted to be the winner of the Continence Promotion and Care Category at the Nursing Times Awards in partnership with ERIC, The Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity. Davina Richardson, BBUK’s Children’s Continence Nurse, was the clinical lead on the project which was recognised for this prestigious award. 2020 has been […]

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World Toilet Day 2020

The first World Toilet Day was on the 19th November 2001 and was initiated by the United Nations to raise awareness of the need to improve sanitation worldwide. World Toilet Day recognises that not only do all humans need access to toilets, but those toilets need to be able to withstand climate change and keep […]

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National Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying is usually described as being repeated behaviours that cause physical or emotional pain or distress. It can take many forms, including physical (pushing, shoving, hitting, kicking); it may be verbal, including persistent name-calling or extreme teasing; emotional, such as being repeatedly excluded from activities; it may be racist or sexist; or it may be […]

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