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200 Mount Gould Road

Plymouth

PL4 7QD

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This accredited* training develops your skills and confidence in supporting people to improve their own health and wellbeing. The main focus is ‘healthy conversation skills’ – sensitive listening and asking – which can help people to change their behaviours.

MECC is about using our everyday encounters with other people to support healthier lifestyles. MECC is not about telling other people ‘what to do’ - and you’re not being expected to do extra work. MECC is based on having brief empathetic conversations - which can help support a person’s motivation to change.

The training consists of 2 x 3 hour sessions, after you have taken some simple e-learning modules (of about 90 minutes duration). The 2 sessions are on consecutive weeks and you must attend both weeks to complete the training and gain the accreditation - Please note the ticket only shows the 1st week's date but you will be booked to attend the 2 sessions.


Learning outcomes
The session will equip participants with a range of specific MECC skills that will enable them to deliver MECC confidently and consistently well. At the end of the session, participants should be able to:

• Understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices and their role in health improvement;

• Identify key messages (on smoking, healthy eating/healthy weight, responsible drinking, physical activity, and mental health and emotional wellbeing);

• Use communication skills that will enable them to raise an issue, open up a conversation and assess a person's readiness to change the health-related behaviour;

• Use a range of health behaviour change techniques (including basic motivational interviewing techniques);

• Deliver brief advice and brief interventions;

• Signpost clients to local healthy lifestyle services & support; and

• Feel confident that they can apply the training in practice.


Who can attend?

• MECC is for everyone (aged 16 or over) – not just for medical staff

• Individuals, carers, veterans & serving personnel, community groups, teams or organisations, including those working or caring in community, voluntary, health & social care services & education

• Anyone living or working in or around the Plymouth area.


How much does MECC cost?
Training is delivered free of charge.


Cancellation Policy:

If the workshop is cancelled by Livewell Southwest, you will be offered a place on a course on an alternative date.
In the event of participant’s non-attendance or a cancellation within 14 working days before the beginning of the course, an admin fee of £10 is chargable subject to our discretion.


If you have any further queries or problems please contact us on 01752 437177 or email Livewell.training@nhs.net

(*Training accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, via Health Education England (Wessex)).

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