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Code: BH/21/1944 RSPH (Level 2) Supporting Behaviour Change (Health & Wellbeing)

This popular, accredited course provides participants 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. It is a Level 2 accredited Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Award.

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 developing awareness about 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.

The course is currently being offered remotely, with the training delivered via four Zoom sessions and supported by completion of set self-directed reading and tasks. Please note this course was previously delivered over two full days.

Participants will be required to:

·         Attend three 3 1/2 hour online training sessions, via Zoom

·         Complete self-directed tasks set by the trainers, prior to and between Zoom sessions (up to 4 hours)

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 December 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Zoom Map
2 14 December 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Zoom Map
3 17 December 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/21/1783 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).

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.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 December 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Zoom Map

Code: BH/21/1784 RSPH Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement (for Workplace Health Champions ONLY)

This Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement online course will equip you with all the information you need to promote health improvement schemes and initiatives. You will learn how to encourage others to look after their health, understand what a healthy lifestyle looks like and appreciate why people make the choices they make about their health. By the end of the course, you will also know how to inspire individuals looking to learn about health improvement and motivate others to make healthy lifestyle choices. This course is delivered with a focus of promoting health in the workplace.

The Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement Online Course is targeted at those involved in setting up health promotion / public health initiatives in the workplace and / or becoming ‘Workplace health champions.’ This course will equip ‘Workplace Health Champions’ with the tools and resources they need to help make themselves and their colleagues healthier.

Number of sessions: 3 plus bespoke action planning session with the Healthy Workplace Lead.

There are additional Understanding Health Improvement courses also running on the Learning Gateway.

Handouts and resources are available here:

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 November 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Zoom Map
2 03 December 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Zoom Map
3 10 December 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Zoom Map

Code: BH/20/1559 Make Every Contact Count (MECC) - free e-learning modules (DO NOT REQUEST A PLACE - SEE LINKS IN FULL DETAILS)

About the Making Every Contact Count programme 

Aims and ambitions
Make Every Contact Count (MECC) enables the delivery of consistent and concise health and wellbeing information and encourages individuals to engage in conversations about their health at scale across organisations and populations.

The fundamental idea underpinning the MECC approach is simple. It recognises that staff across health and care, local authority and voluntary sectors have thousands of contacts every day with individuals and are ideally placed to support health and wellbeing.

MECC is intended for anyone who has contact with people to “Make Every Contact Count” and develop public health knowledge.

Online Learning
E-Learning for Healthcare and Health Education England provide an interactive learning resource for MECC. It supports the development of knowledge and understanding in asking people about their health and well-being.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 TBA 00:00 - 00:00 Online Learning Session Map