Making Every Contact Count

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is an approach to improving health and reducing health inequalities developed by the NHS and local government. It is a way of encouraging and helping people to make healthier choices and to achieve positive long-term behaviour change.

The aim of this training is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding to “Make Every Contact Count” in their day to day life and work, offering practical support to individuals in their efforts to attain a healthier lifestyle.

Students will learn how effective communication can support behaviour change, how to promote key health messages and use brief intervention and motivational interviewing techniques to move through the cycle of change.

Summary of Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognise how effective communication supports the delivery of health messages
  • Understand the 'cycle of behaviour change' model
  • Identify key health messages and the importance of healthy lifestyle choices
  • Know how to deliver brief advice and brief interventions
  • Understand basic motivational interviewing techniques

Cost: free

Healthy Cornwall have a flexible approach and are able to adapt this workshop depending on the audience. We can offer a condensed version, out of hours training is available and for those organisations who wish to offer MECC in house we offer 'Train the Trainer'. MECC is available as an e-learning option and this is a good source of general information however does not offer the opportunity for direct practice at carrying out MECC which the face to face training does offer.

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