What is Making Every Contact Count (MECC)?
MECC is a national programme that aims to enhance people’s health and wellbeing by supporting them to make positive changes in their lives to prevent illness, improve their health and reduce health inequalities.
The programme is about giving frontline health and care workers, the skills to help the people they work with, make the changes they want to make, by:
- learning how to spot opportunities to talk to people about their health and wellbeing
- having healthy conversations
- signposting to services that support people to make the changes they want to make
Staff who have been trained in MECC also benefit, as they report positive changes to their own lives following their training.
MECC in Tower Hamlets.
More than 1,000 staff from 90 local organisations in Tower Hamlets have been trained so far. An evaluation of the programme showed that 95% of those trained felt more confident to raise matters with clients and 92% felt they had improved skills to help people make lifestyle changes. In addition, 49% reported making a change in their own lives as a result of training.
Sign up for MECC training – forward to a colleague!
If you haven’t had the MECC training yet, what are you waiting for? A new schedule of training dates, which include both morning and afternoon sessions, is now available. Find out more about the bespoke half-day training and how to book, by visiting the link below.