Play School presenter and Liberal Democrat Peer, Floella Benjamin, is supporting a bedwetting awareness campaign from national children’s health charity Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence (ERIC).
The Dry and Mighty campaign aims to reach out to the 1 in 12 children and young people in the UK who are affected by bed wetting and encourage them or their families to contact ERIC for information and support.
A recent survey found that a third of parents think bedwetting has a large effect on childhood happiness and most believe that a child who wets the bed is very likely to be bullied as a result.
According to ERIC, thousands of children dread summer camps, sleepovers and holidays because of bed wetting.
Floella Benjamin said: “Right now across the UK, over half a million children wet the bed. So it’s not just you and your family going through these problems… But help is at hand. ERIC has over 20 years of experience in helping families manage and overcome bedwetting.”
For more information call the ERIC Helpline 0845 370 008 or visit www.eric.org.uk.