Mental health and incontinence
This project aims to examine bi-directional relationships between mental health problems and incontinence; to examine whether these relationships are causal, and to identify mechanisms that underlie these relationships in children, adolescents, and adults.
URApp is a smartphone app that is specially designed to support young people with daytime wetting and urgency. We co-designed URApp with young people and we worked with clinicians, health psychologists and behaviour change experts to create an app supported by clinical and research evidence.
Continence Support in Schools
Young people with continence problems need better support at secondary school.
Dr Carol Joinson has conducted research examining how psychological factors are involved in the development of continence problems.
Risk factors and outcomes of continence problems in children and adolescents.