January 14, 2019

The new way to raise MOMO awareness!

MOMO Monday is a great way to raise awareness around MOMO apps and their place within organisations. It provides the opportunity for organisations to increase engagement with the MOMO apps in use with their staff and young people. MOMO Monday is the first Monday of every month, a day for our customers to build momentum around MOMO in their organisations. Last year we saw many organisations taking part in MOMO Mondays. To celebrate or participate organisations can opt to take part in a whole host of different activities.

Be part of the MOMO momentum

Last year many of you embraced MOMO Mondays and got involved in the action. In 2019 we want to see many more organisations taking part in creating MOMO momentum. Read on to discover some ways in which organisations last year took part in the #MOMOMonday action and some other ideas on implementing MOMOMondays.

Ideas that work

Last year organisations carried out staff training for new employees or refresher training for existing workers. It proved a great way for them to create interest and renewed enthusiasm around MOMO use within the organisation. Another good activity involved floor walking sessions that introducing workers to MOMO and signed them up for future training sessions. Both of these activities were fantastic in dealing with unanswered questions or concerns about MOMO in a friendly and helpful way. To reinforce the activities, MOMO flyers were created and disseminated, which encouraged staff to take part.

People love feedback

Collating information over the month about the uptake of MOMO and presenting it in a MOMO Monday newsletter is a great way for workers to see the positive impact of MOMO within their organisation. The newsletter could also be a place for stories of how MOMO has supported the young people using their services. We find stories are a brilliant way for workers to see first hand how young people view MOMO and how it impacts them.

Staff deserve praise

Issuing certificates to workers who have used MOMO the most or have used MOMO to create a positive change in a young person’s life is a wonderful way of acknowledging hard work and dedication. Rewarding success and giving praise to workers increases their use of MOMO each month. Action for Children deserves a special mention: towards the end of the last year their annual ‘Voice 4 U’ Care Awards coincided very successfully with their launch of MOMO Mondays. Click the link here to read about the awards and how MOMO Monday played its part!

Everyone can join in

Do you have any ideas of how else to celebrate #MOMOMonday? We would love to know!
How will you be celebrating #MOMOMonday this year? Will it be #MOMOMondayAWARDS #MOMOMonday #MOMOMondayFLYERS #MOMOMondayFLOORWALKING #MOMOMondayTRAINING or something else? Use the hashtags to let us know how you will be celebrating the first Monday of each month and don’t forget to @MindOfMyOwnApp on twitter, facebook or instagram.

We will be awarding a prize to the organisation that celebrates #MOMOMonday in the most creative away in the first half of 2019, so

get thinking, get creative and get MOMOing!

Organisations that participated last year:
West Sussex
Birmingham Children’s Trust
London Borough of Havering
South Tyneside
Action for Children

(If we have missed you out, give us a shout and we will add you to the roll of honour.)

Alex Walker