By Clare Harland
Hearing the right thing, at the right time, from the right person will often prompt someone to change their behaviour and improve their health.
In our everyday lives as professionals, volunteers, friends and neighbours we all talk with people who could take simple steps to improve their health.
Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is an approach anyone can learn to successfully nudge someone into living a healthier life. Using MECC you will learn how to successfully raise a lifestyle issue with an individual (where appropriate) and where to direct them for further information and support.
This could include lifestyles issues such as:
- healthy eating,
- emotional health and wellbeing,
- physical activity,
- or drinking alcohol.
Learn the secret to Making Every Contact Count
Healthy Telford run free Health and Wellbeing MECC training for staff and volunteers working across Telford with local residents.
Completing this short 2 hour course will help you understand when and how to deliver appropriate information to anyone who could benefit from making a change in their lifestyle.
The course will provide the knowledge and skills to raise the issues of healthy lifestyles and to encourage individuals to consider stopping smoking, eating more healthily, getting more active etc.
Following MECC training you can continue to receive updates, advice and information on further training and campaigns by signing up for the Healthy Telford Network email newsletter or following us on Twitter @healthyTF.
Book your place
You can see a list of our latest MECC training dates and book your place via Eventbrite.