Training for behaviour change in the community

This course will help participants learn more about the impact lifestyle has on health and develop the skills to deliver advice around healthy living.

Behaviour Change for Health 1-day training: participants will gain a deeper understanding of some of the health implications of lifestyle choices. Participants will also practice Goal Setting, Motivational Interviewing, Health Chats and Making a Plan for Behaviour Change. Handouts and Toolkits will be given on how to apply skills learnt to their work practice including details of healthy lifestyle support services in East Sussex.

Behaviour Change for Health 1-day training objectives:

  1. Understand the background to Behaviour Change for Health.
  2. Increase knowledge of health issues related to smoking, alcohol,   healthy eating and physical activity.
  3. Understand how Brief Advice works.
  4. Gain the skills and confidence to initiate a Health Chat.
  5. Increase knowledge of lifestyle support services.

Public Health England:

“Making Every Contact Count is an approach to behaviour change that utilises the millions of day-to-day interactions organisations and individuals have with other people to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing. MECC enables the opportunistic delivery of consistent and concise healthy lifestyle information and enables individuals to engage in conversations about their health at scale across organisations and populations.

For organisations MECC means providing their staff with the leadership, environment, training and information they need to deliver the MECC approach.

For staff MECC means having the competence and confidence to deliver healthy lifestyle messages, to encourage people to change their behaviour, and to direct them to local services that can support them.

For individuals MECC means seeking support and taking action to improve their own lifestyle by eating well, maintaining a healthy weight, drinking alcohol sensibly, exercising regularly, not smoking and looking after their wellbeing and mental health.”

To arrange for Jazka to talk you through the knowledge you will need and issues that arise from dealing with the public health & well-being contact 01273 516032 or email us on healthylifestyles@sussexcomunity.org.uk for dates for the training programme.

For more information visit: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/mecc-guid-booklet.pdf