Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Training Available Now
A joint message from Stuart Bourne, Executive Director of Public Health, and Rhiannon Jones, Executive Director of Nursing.
Do you regularly talk to your clients, patients or service users about healthy lifestyles and wellbeing? Would you like to be more confident and better able to give advice on diet, physical activity, alcohol and smoking? Have you attended a Making Every Contact Count training session?
Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is a free national programme that aims to give staff the skills and confidence to have behaviour change conversations as part of their everyday role. The Powys Public Health Team are providing this training free to PTHB staff at a variety of health board locations across Powys. The aim of the training is to help you:
·Learn more about key health behaviours;
·Improve your skills and confidence in talking to patients/clients about changing their behaviours;
·Increase your knowledge of local and national services that can support service users.
Whether your role is clinical or administrative, if you have contact with the public then there is a MECC course suited to you.
If you have any questions about MECC, please contact Anna Prothero, Powys Local Public Health Team on 01874 712738 or emailPowyspht.admin(at)wales.nhs.uk
Book a place via the ESR today!
All Team Leaders and Managers should:
þ Share this Powys Announcement face-to-face with your team.
þ Print and display this Powys Announcement on a staff noticeboard where relevant.
Level 1 (online):
You can book onto MECC Level 1 training through the ESR system. Level 1 is listed as ‘000 NHS Wales’. Alternatively, you can sign up via the MECC website - www.mecc.wales
Level 2 (face to face):
You can book onto MECC Level 2 training through the ESR system. Level 2 is listed as ‘070’. There are sessions taking place on the following dates (further dates to TBC);
·13th June (Bronllys Hospital)
·12th August(Ystradgynlais Hospital)
·3rd September(Welshpool Hospital)
·18th October (Llanidloes Hospital)
·12th November (Glan Irfon)
You can also book MECC Level 2 training for your staff group by contacting Anna Prothero in Powys Public Health team on 01874 712738