Introduction to Making Every Contact Count (MECC)

Course Code
Course Types
Training Event (face to face), Training Event (TBC)

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).

MECC is intended for anyone who has contact with people to “Make Every Contact Count” and develop their public health knowledge; It develops confidence to deliver health and wellbeing messages which encourage people to change their behaviour and to direct them to local services that can support them.

Through the e-learning modules and participatory online session, we shall introduce the concept behind it and offer the tools and resources to deliver it, including resources and the key messages behind the Public Health campaign ‘One You’. 

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


Start Date
Friday 30 July 2021
End Date
Friday 30 July 2021
10:00 - 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




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
To complete 3 x 30 minute e-learning modules. 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. These 3 courses must be completed before attending the course on 30/07/21. Please register with E-learning for Health at the top of the page on the link below and then complete the making Every Contact Count sessions which explain the background to MECC, its significance and introduces the idea that understanding however opportunistic, very brief interventions are core to MECC. 

Here is a direct link for the course: -. If you have any difficulties in doing this please contact the Workforce Development Team.

Session 1: What is MECC and why is it important
Session 2: How to have a MECC conversation
Session 3: Signposting
Session 4 (optional): Five ways to well-being.

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.
Zoom, online learning session
Event Trainers
Liz Dean
Pricing Bands
Tier 1
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