What is Making Every Contact Count (MECC)?

Making Every Contact Count is an approach to behaviour change that utilises 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.

MECC enables the opportunistic delivery of consistent and concise healthy lifestyle information and enables individuals to engage in conversations about their health at scale across organisations and populations. 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.

  • For organisations, MECC means providing their staff with the leadership, environment, training and information that they need to deliver the MECC approach.

 

  • For staff, MECC means having the competence and confidence to deliver healthy lifestyle messages, to help encourage people to change their behaviour and to direct them to local services that can support them.

 

  • For individuals, MECC means seeking support and taking action to improve their own lifestyle by eating well, maintaining a healthy weight, drinking alcohol sensibly, exercising regularly, not smoking and looking after their wellbeing and mental health. MECC focuses on the lifestyle issues that, when addressed, can make the greatest improvement to an individual’s health:
  • Stopping smoking
  • Drinking alcohol only within the recommended limits
  • Healthy eating
  • Being physically active
  • Keeping to a healthy weight
  • Improving mental health and wellbeing.

If your organisation is interested in or would like more information on MECC training please  call: 01329 223 155 or email: training@farehamaction.org.uk

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FREE Trigger Tool Training (TT)    

Hampshire County Council’s Supportive Communities Team have developed a new Wellbeing Trigger training course. The aim is to help volunteers, neighbours and the general public and professionals  to help people to stay well, independent and safe in their own homes for as long as possible.  With a focus on helping people to help themselves, thinking about quality of life and remembering to ‘Think Carers!’ this training will help anyone to support someone in their local community.

 

Date: Thursday 14th December 2017

Times: 10:00 to 11:30

Venue: Community Action Fareham

Fee: Free 

 Click here for a course information leaflet

 

For more information or to book please call: 01329 223 155 or email: training@farehamaction.org.uk

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