Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is a behaviour change programme aimed at preventing and managing chronic disease.
The programme includes a blended learning training course, providing health professionals with the skills to raise lifestyle behaviour change with their patients.
The MECC training includes two new modules ‘talking about overweight and obesity’ and ‘promoting mental health and wellbeing’.
- 8 x 30 minute sessions
- introduction to behaviour change - providing a foundation in behaviour change theory and techniques, including the underlying principles of a patient-centred approach
- 6 topic modules on smoking, alcohol and drugs, healthy eating and physical activity, mental health and overweight and obesity
- skills into practice module - health professionals via video demonstrating how to carry out a brief intervention across a range of topics