Making every contact count (MECC) training enables you to make sure your staff take advantage of every opportunity to raise awareness of health and wellbeing. It encourages and supports your staff to make healthier choices in order to achieve positive long-term behaviour change.
Magna Vitae are a training provider (on behalf of Lincs county council) of MECC. The training focuses on five key areas:
- Obesity and Diet
- Physical Activity
- Alcohol Intake
- Mental Health
Supporting Individuals to choose a healthier life style can be a challenge; MECC training provides staff with the information and resources to confidently initiate conversations around sensitive lifestyle issues. It uses ‘brief advice’ techniques to enable staff to help people set and achieve their goals.
Making every contact count (MECC) Training offer
- Free of charge, one-off training sessions of approximately two hours delivered to any client-facing staff; the training covers key information and national guidance around behaviour change and the five core topic areas.
- Provision of a range of free, up-to-date signposting resources including the One You.
- Regular MECC e-newsletter containing information about changes to local services and national guidance
- It has been shown to improve the health and wellbeing not only of service users but also of those staff who undertake the training
- Lifestyle issues are strongly associated with the incidence and severity of long term conditions; using MECC as a preventative tool can divert people away from costly health, social care, housing and welfare services
Where & when
Wellbeing Service – Tedder Hall
Wednesday 18th July, 1.30-3.30pm
Interested? Please email Marko or call 07767 664186