Are you making every contact count?

14th June 2019, 9:24am | By Ros Griffiths |

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is about supporting you to make the most of every opportunity you have with the people you come into contact with every day.

Everyone who interacts with the public is able to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of the population by encouraging and supporting individuals to change behaviours that may be damaging to their health. Telling people what to do is not the most effective way to help them change. MECC is a skills-based training opportunity that encourages a different way of working and interacting to address poor health and inequalities.

Training includes…
– Two half day sessions.
– You will have the opportunity to reflect on your practice and how you can make a difference every day.
– Four MECC e-learning modules are to be completed between the two sessions. This will take approximately an hour and can be accessed at http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/making-every-contact-count/.

Training outcomes…
– Improved confidence in delivering brief and very brief interventions to encourage long term behaviour change.
– Better awareness of how and when to use opportunities to talk to people about their health and wellbeing.
– Be able to use effective language to get people thinking about their choices and support a behaviour change plan.

Book
– Search ‘Wiltshire MECC’ on www.eventbrite.co.uk

Dates:
Monday 9th & Monday 16th September
City Hall, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury SP2 7TU
9:30am – 1:00pm

Monday 4th & Tuesday 12th November
Wiltshire Council, Monkton Park, Monkton Hill, Chippenham SN15 1ER
9:30am – 1:00pm

This training programme is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health

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