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Training on "Making Every Contact Count"

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Hospitality Suite, Alexander Stadium

Stadium Way

Perry Barr

Birmingham

B42 2LR

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Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is an approach to behaviour change that uses the millions of day-to-day interactions that organisations and individuals have with other people to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing. The fundamental idea underpinning the MECC approach is simple. It recognises that staff across health, local authority and voluntary sectors, have thousands of contacts every day with individuals and are ideally placed to promote health and healthy lifestyles. It doesn’t require you to be a health professional, only to identify a need, start a conversation and signpost to specialist services.

Whilst lifestyle factors such as smoking and physical activity have a huge impact on a person’s health, there are also wider social and economic factors to be considered, such as housing, employment and access to health care. These ‘wider determinants of health’ can impact greatly on an individual, a family or indeed a community and so this training session will touch upon the lifestyle factors but also incorporate the wider impacts on health (known as MECC Plus) and how you can use MECC in your day to day role to help identify your service users’ needs, begin a conversation and then signpost appropriately.

Benefits of attending

Following the training session, participants will be able to understand:

  • What MECC and MECC Plus is all about
  • Why MECC is important in terms of health and wellbeing
  • How MECC can help your service users and others in your life
  • How to use MECC within your day to day interactions
  • When and where it is appropriate to use MECC and
  • How and where to signpost service users

You will also be more confident in identifying opportunities and starting healthy conversations

Training organisation

Adult Social Care & Health, Public Health Department, Birmingham City Council

Trainers

Channa Payne-Williams, Mel Coton and Mickel Aspinall

Registration

Please register your inerest on or before 24th February 2018. Registration process includes the completion of few questions about your organisation to understand the future training needs of the community. The information collected will be used only for the purpose of improving future training needs of the third sector organisations.



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