Local Authorities and Public Health teams who commission our programmes sometimes deliver them too, but often they get third-party organisations to act as delivery partners on their behalf.
Teams are selected locally by the commissioner and delivery partner. Local delivery teams are trained by MEND so they can successfully deliver our programmes. Using local teams means that programmes are run by people who:
understand local needs
have the right knowledge and connections to help children and families access other relevant services.
Delivery teams are trained by Mytime MEND staff. At the end of MEND training, programme managers and leaders must prove that they have understood everything they have learned before their team can run any MEND programmes.
We provide all the support materials delivery teams will need. Before and during each programme, we ensure all MEND leaders have:
programme manuals, teaching aids, props and hand outs
t-shirts, water bottles and other fun items for participants
access to a secure website that holds all data they gather about participants, as well as vital information and research from MEND to help them deliver programmes successfully
a wide range of other resources and support including a telephone and online family registration service and access to MEND’s obesity experts for advice and guidance.
What do the delivery partners provide?
They provide the staffing including a programme manager (who looks after local advertising and promotion as well as the general organisation of all sessions), leaders and assistants who deliver the programme and programme venues.
Could you be part of MEND delivery team in the future?
Find out more about becoming a delivery partner.