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OTH – Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Training for Volunteers

August 17, 2020

What is Making Every Contact Count (MECC)?

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) training is available to help give volunteers the skills and confidence to have conversations about health with others and to follow up with signposting for support. MECC works through opportunistic conversations in everyday life to talk about health and involves responding appropriately to cues from others to encourage them to think about behaviour change and steps that they could take to improve their health and wellbeing.
As a Volunteer you may be having brief conversations with others in your community through your role, and there may be opportunities to have MECC conversations through these various day to day interactions. This could be with people that you talk to through your volunteering activities as well as with neighbours, family, friends and colleagues.
The MECC approach has a preventative element; this means that by helping and supporting people to change their lifestyle habits we may help people stay healthy for longer. MECC uses the millions of day-to-day interactions that we have with other people to support them to take positive steps towards improving their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Full details: 20200706_MECC_Volunteer_Training_Registration_KA

Training dates:

21st Sept 10.30 to 12.00https://oxfordshiretraining.net/event/e-learning-making-every-contact-count-mecc-training/

22nd Sept 10.30 to 12.00https://oxfordshiretraining.net/event/e-learning-making-every-contact-count-mecc-training-2/

23rd Sept 10.30to 12.00https://oxfordshiretraining.net/event/e-learning-making-every-contact-count-mecc-training-3/

7th Oct 10.30 to 12.00https://oxfordshiretraining.net/event/e-learning-making-every-contact-count-mecc-training-4/

Registration closes one week prior to each interactive session to allow participants time to complete the e-learning module first.

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