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Introduction to Making Every Contact Count (MECC)

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Training Event

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is a national Public Health initiative encouraging and helping people to make healthier choices to achieve positive long-term behaviour change by providing ‘very brief interventions’.

Very Brief Interventions are pro-actively introducing the idea of lifestyle change and motivating individuals to start making changes to their lifestyle behaviour(s). They are usually given opportunistically and are a short intervention (usually from 30 seconds to 3 minutes).

In this participatory session on MECC, we shall introduce the concept behind it and offer the tools and resources to deliver it, including resources and the key messages behind the new Public Health campaign ‘One You’.


Start Date
Wednesday 5 September 2018
End Date
Wednesday 5 September 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to:
• describe what MECC is and why is it important
• explain key health messages
• identify health promotion opportunities to offer a very brief intervention
• be aware of local services in Brighton & Hove to promote health and well-being

Additional information

Interested in Health Promotion? Click here to view our training brochure for 2017-18.



Target Audience
Adult Social Care Providers / Brighton & Hove City Council Staff / Care Homes / Carers / Children's Services / Children's Services (B&HCC) / FE Providers / Fire Service / For anyone where relevant to role / Health / Home Care Providers / Housing Services / Learning Disability Services / Mental Health Services / New Starters / Occupational Therapists / Police & Probation / Senior Staff / Social Workers / Trainers
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Course pre-requisites
Hove Town Hall - Training Room G106, Norton Road
Event Trainers
Liz Dean
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