Australia and New Zealand
25% of children and over 60% of adults in Australia are above a healthy weight (overweight or obese). Related healthcare costs are around AUD $58.2 billion a year.
We’ve adapted our MEND programmes for local communities
We’re primarily delivering MEND 2-4 and MEND 7-13 in Australia, in line with local guidelines and recommendations. We’ve run MEND 7-13 successfully in New Zealand and have plans to adapt it for Maori communities in partnership with local health organisations.
What else are we doing in Australia?
In New South Wales, we’re delivering family programme until 2013 and a 10-week physical activity programme for children who graduate from a family programme.
We’re delivering additional contracts with government agencies in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and New Zealand.
Working with the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Centre, we’re delivering MEND 7-13 in Indigenous communities.
We’re training health professionals across Australia. This includes rolling out our childhood obesity awareness seminar.
We’re delivering the first randomised control trial on MEND 2-4 with Deakin University and the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention.
To find out more about our work in Australia and New Zealand, email firstname.lastname@example.org