Incontinence Sketch Video Resources

Incontinence affects a range of people, including Aboriginal men and women living in remote communities of Central Australia.  The condition can be a difficult topic to describe for people who speak English as second or third language, or who do not speak English at all. When left unmanaged, it can impact on a person’s health and well-being.

To overcome language, cultural and health literacy barriers, NT PHN has produced a sketch video that can be used by health practitioners working in remote communities. The short video describes incontinence – who it affects, its causes, symptoms and where to get help. It is available in English and with both male and female narrators in four indigenous languages:

  • Western Arrernte  
  • Male
  • Female
  • Pitjantjatjara 
  • Warlpiri
  • Alyawarra

The resource is designed to support communication between the patient and health practitioner and is not a diagnostic tool. A User Guide for health practitioners is available.

The sketch videos can be downloaded or provided on a USB device on request.


Health Stream Coordinator – Safia Desai


Video Resources

Female Sketch Video - English

Female Sketch Video - Pitjantjatjara

Male Sketch Video - Pitjantjatjara

Female Sketch Video - Western Arrernte

Male Sketch Video - Western Arrernte

Male Sketch Video - Alyawarre

FemaleSketch Video - Alyawarre

Male Sketch Video - Warlpiri

Female Sketch Video - Warlpiri