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Mini-MECC (Making Every Contact Count)

Course Date: 2 February 2021, 09:30 - 13:30

Course Leader: Andy Pratt & Charley Roberts

Duration of Course: 3 hours

Location: The Pavilion, Plymouth Cricket Club, Devonport Hill, Plymouth, PL1 4JG

Price: £0.00 per delegate

Available Places: 14

This accredited training develops your skills and confidence in supporting people
to improve their own health and wellbeing. 

Objectives/Aims of Course

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 Should Attend (including pre-requisites)

MECC is for everyone (aged 16 or over) – who have contact with the public and who wish to develop and practice their skills in this important area.
Individuals, carers, veterans & serving personnel, community groups, teams or organisations, including those working or caring in community, voluntary, health & social care services & education, who are living or working in or around the Plymouth area.

The training consists of 1 x 3 hour session, and some simple e-learning modules (of about 90 minutes duration) which are undertaken after the course in your own time.

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