Making Every Contact Count (MECC) 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.
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. If you or your team works directly with members of the public, MECC could help you make a bigger difference to the residents you serve.
Reading Borough Council are offering a free training session on MECC, specifically for voluntary sector partners and volunteers who are in contact with members of the public. This interactive session will help you to develop practical skills to reduce loneliness, and support people to stay well and to enjoy healthier, happier lives.
Date: 26 March 2018, 9:30 am to 1:00pm
Venue: Gateley PLC, The Blade, Reading, RG1 3BE
Trainer: Lesley Wyman, Consultant in Public Health
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time for registration and refreshments.