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Code: BH/18/0919 Introduction to Making Every Contact Count (MECC) (EVENT FULL)

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.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 January 2019 13:00 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G106 Map

Code: BH/18/0924 Advanced Behaviour Change (2 Day Course) (EVENT FULL)

This is a two-day practice focused self-reflective course providing the learner with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence to engage in brief interventions to facilitate behaviour change with people whatever their readiness to change.

In between the sessions, participants will be asked to record a short 'behaviour change' intervention to then share on day 2, with the intention of gaining constructive feedback to affirm and enhance practice. Participants will develop skills in motivational interviewing, specifically differentiating between change talk and commitment language, and learning how to elicit and shape the two to strengthen the outcome of the interventions.

By the end of the course participants will have an enhanced toolkit of strateges they can apply when working with inidviduals to facilitate behaviour change over a short or longer term basis, including working with more complex cases and dealing with resistance.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is designed for practioners who understand and have practiced the fundamental elements of facilitating behaviour change, but now seek more advanced training in it.

We would encourage participants who have at least 2 years experience of working one-to-one with individuals in a change facilitation setting to attend.

On requesting a place you will be sent a Behaviour Change questionnaire which you should fill in and return to the trainer before the course start date.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 January 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G108 Map
2 11 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G108 Map

Code: BH/19/0059 RSPH Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement (for Workplace Health Champions ONLY)

This Understanding Health Improvement course is being run for Workplace Health Champions. If you would like to find out more about being a Workplace Health Champion and attending this course please contact Sam Mallender, Health Development Specialist at: sam.mallender@brighton-hove.gov.uk or tel: 01273 296569.

There is also an additional Understanding Health Improvement course running on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th November which is open to all.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 January 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall, Bloomsbury Room Map
2 01 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall, Committee Room 1 Map

Code: BH/19/0045 Motivational Interviewing: Facilitating Behaviour Change around Drugs and Alcohol (EVENT FULL)

Professionals can play a crucial part in determining whether clients change or maintain their problem behaviour. Engaging and building service user’s motivation for change is one of the key challenges workers face. Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, highly effective, evidence based and deeply client centred approach aimed at helping people achieve positive behaviour change. This course will present the opportunity to enhance existing knowledge and skills as well as provide a comprehensive introduction to those with little or no experience of Motivational Interviewing.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 9 The Drive Map

Code: BH/19/0060 Introduction to Making Every Contact Count (MECC)

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.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 March 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Brighton Town Hall, Bloomsbury Room Map

Code: BH/19/0020 RSPH Level 2 Supporting Behaviour Change (Health & Wellbeing)

A two-day creative and participatory course, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Level 2 Award provides the learner with the knowledge, skills and confidence to offer opportunistic brief advice to, or engage in, brief interventions with individuals which could improve their health and wellbeing.

Participants will develop skills in reflective listening and be introduced to the principles which underpin motivational interviewing, whilst also considering what helps and hinders the change process, including dealing with resistance and reluctance.

By the end of the course participants will have developed a toolkit of strategies they can apply when working with individuals to facilitate behaviour change.

PLEASE READ: The accreditation is optional. In order to gain the Award candidates are required to complete a 45-minute multiple-choice exam which will be assessed. Successful candidates will receive an RSPH certificate. This costs £20, which will automatically be added to your basket on booking. If you do not wish to take the exam, please specifiy this under 'special intructions' when requesting a place.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map
2 27 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G108 Map