Introduction to Making Every Contact Count (MECC)

Course Code
BH/19/0751
Course Types
Training Event
Overview

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’.

Please read the course pre-requisites before requesting a place.


 

Start Date
Tuesday 3 September 2019
End Date
Tuesday 3 September 2019
Times
13:00 - 16:30
Number of Sessions
1
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

 

 

 

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
target audience
Course pre-requisites
This training is composed of an e-learning module and a interactive session and is intended for anyone who has contact with people to Make Every Contact Count.  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.

The e-learning has been developed to ensure learners gain the underpinning knowledge and understanding of the importance of supporting people to improve their health and wellbeing. We ask you do this prior to attending the training event. Please register with E-learning for Health www.e-lfh.org.uk and then complete the ‘Introduction to Making Every Contact Count’ session which explains the background to MECC, its significance and introduces the idea that understanding however opportunistic, very brief interventions are core to MECC. Please print out your certificate and bring with you to the session. You can search for the MECC session or here is a direct link : www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/making-every-contact-count/ - choose the ‘Kent, Surrey and Sussex’ one and complete the 1st module. This takes up to 20 minutes. If you have any difficulties in doing this please contact the Workforce Development Team.

For the interactive, participatory session on MECC, we shall focus on the tools and resources to deliver it, including practical skills, resources and the key messages behind the new Public Health campaign ‘One You’ within the local context of Brighton & Hove.
Venue
Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room , Bartholomew Square
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Commissioner
Event Trainers
Liz Dean
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Tier 2
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Tier 3
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