MyTime’s digital delivery
COVID-19 could have profoundly impacted the delivery of MyTime’s services, but as a national program of facilitated peer support for parents of children with disability and developmental delay, it was important to establish a revised model to deliver these services in a way that kept families connected.
Working closely with the funder, MyTime supported partner agencies to transition to a virtual space, with the vast majority moving to online formats within just four weeks. Participation data from January to June, 2020 compared to the same period in 2019 demonstrates how successful this strategy was, with little to no change in attendance.
This experience has given the MyTime team confidence that the model is adaptable to different modes of delivery, and encouragement to further explore options for digital delivery that continue to achieve great outcomes for parents.
As we move into changing phases of restrictions and lockdown across the country, My Time groups continue to be delivered in varied formats, with some maintaining virtual delivery while others have returned to face-to-face meetings.
For more information on MyTime, or to find a group near you visit mytime.net.au