It is underpinned by Social Cognitive Theory – one of the leading behaviour change theories used to explain and predict PA in the general population.
MOM was conceived in 2010 by Health Promotion and Improvement within the Health Service Executive (HSE) along with the Mayo Local Sports Partnership (LSP). Following evaluation, it was adapted for delivery by the LSP in Donegal and is, currently, being rolled out almost nationwide.
In advance of delivering MOM, LSP co-ordinators and tutors are encouraged to take part in the Engage National Men’s Health Training Programme.
The MOM programme is a free, eight to twelve week community-based ‘beginners’ PA programme for inactive adult men. It consists of structured group exercise twice a week; two facilitated experiential workshops; a twenty-four page health information booklet; a pedometer for independent PA sessions; weekly phone contact; a customised wallet card to record measures taken; and a 5km celebration event at the end.
You can contact your local LSP by visiting: https://www.irishsport.ie/lsps/