It has been announced by the Kindred Group that is has entered into an extended partnership with Derby County to provide support to its Team Talk programme. The partnership is being formed as a result of a new research project.
The Kindred Group, though its brand 32Red, will work to reinforce the Community Trust initiative run by Derby County. This initiative, which will run for at least another 12 months, provides assistance to men who struggle to find a safe environment to take or those suffering from mental health issues.
The partnership will work in conjunction with a research project that is being managed by the University of Derby. It will study how useful Team Talk is as a mental health tool during the coronavirus pandemic. The project is being led by Professor David Best, who will conduct various surveys and interviews will participants of Team Talk. The results of the project will be published in a report that is expected to be delivered at the close of 2021.
Kindred Group pleased by the renewed investment
In response to the extended partnership, the general manager for the Kindred Groups UK operations, UK, Neil Banbury stated that the renewed investment provides the Derby County Trust the tools needed to continue their work. Banbury added: “To be able to work in partnership with University of Derby to develop a robust research and evaluation project that assesses the impact of the programme on individual and community well-being will be very interesting.”
The Team Talk Program
The new partnership will allow researchers to develop a new project that works closely with the University of Derby. Its goal is to gain an understanding of Team Talk’s effectiveness during the current pandemic.
The use of Team Talk as a voice conferencing tool allows participants a safe environment where they can freely express themselves and get assistance while dealing with various mental health issues. Whether the program is developed as a permanent to assist men dealing with issues often less unsaid will be determined after results have been tabulated and studied.