This page includes details of MEND’s very latest achievements, newest programmes and everything else we’ve been up to since June 2011.

Press releases

14 Apr 2011
True cost of child obesity crisis revealed - MEND responds

Paul Sacher, chief research officer and founder of MEND, a social enterprise that runs obesity treatment and prevention programmes for families, responds to Tipping the Scales, a report published by the Assembly’s Health and Public Services Committee.


05 Apr 2011
MEND and Diabetes UK launch healthy lifestyle roadshow

The Diabetes UK roadshow kicked off this week in Southwark and will be visiting 34 more locations this year, to help people to discover if they are at risk of diabetes and to promote healthy lifestyles.

04 Apr 2011
Legal & General partner with MEND to launch a Citizenship & PSHE educational teaching resource

A new resource for Citizenship and PSHE teachers, that aims to improve the health and well-being of young people has been launched today (4 April 2011) by Legal & General and MEND.

15 Mar 2011
Responsibility Deal – MEND responds

MEND's co-founder, Paul Sacher, comments on the Responsibility Deal outlined by the Department of Health today.

07 Mar 2011
Family healthy weight management programme making a difference in Wales

Children and young people who took part in the first all-Wales weight management programme are exercising more, eating healthier and spending less time watching TV and playing computer games, the Chief Medical Officer for Wales announced today.

24 Feb 2011
Obesity-related hospital admissions rise by 30% - MEND responds

Harry Macmillan, Chief Executive of MEND, responds to the publication of Statistics on obesity, physical activity and diet: England 2011. 


15 Feb 2011
Steve Brine MP supports local families to get fit and healthy

Steve Brine MP has pledged to support Winchester families to get fit and healthy after signing up to MEND's new fellowship scheme.

03 Feb 2011
Oldest centre-right think tank in Britain says put the health back in education

The Bow Group, the oldest centre-right think tank in Britain, in conjunction with health social enterprise MEND has today published a report that reviews the health education policies and initiatives launched by the previous Government.

10 Jan 2011
Smaller organisations must not be forgotten in bid to boost employment, says MEND

Harry MacMillan, Chief Executive of MEND, a social enterprise that is currently working with the DWP to get 250 NEETs into work, comments on David Cameron's announcement on unemployment. 

06 Jan 2011
MEND partners with Premiership Rugby Clubs to help more families get fit and healthy

Hundreds of families across the UK will receive free healthy lifestyle advice and support as a result of an exciting new partnership between the Premiership Rugby clubs and MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition...Do it!).

02 Jan 2011
MEND's response to the Great Swapathon

Harry MacMillan, MEND's Chief Executive, comments on the Great Swapathon.

15 Dec 2010
Child obesity on the increase, new figures reveal

Figures published by the National Child Measurement Programme today reveal an increase in overweight and obesity levels in school children.

07 Dec 2010
Olympic legend inspires Dudley families to become fitter, healthier and happier

Former Olympian and Commonwealth Gold medallist swimmer, Adam Whitehead, from Warwickshire has been helping children who attend MEND’s healthy living sessions to become healthier and more physically active. This is part of an exciting new mentoring scheme, being piloted for the first time in Dudley and Halesowen.   

30 Nov 2010
Public Health White Paper - MEND responds

Harry MacMillan, Chief Executive of MEND, welcomes the new public health white paper, especially its focus on prevention and tackling health inequalities. 

28 Oct 2010
Hospital Episode Statistics - MEND responds

New figures published today by the NHS Information Centre, reveal a 33% rise in hospital admissions due to obesity.  MEND's Chief Executive, Harry MacMillan, responds.


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