Please note OneLife Suffolk no longer offer this training free of charge however it is available for a small charge through our parent company Morelife.
Many long-terms diseases in our population are closely linked to known behavioural risk factors. Around 40% of the UK’s disability adjusted life years lost are attributable to tobacco, hypertension, alcohol, being overweight or being physically inactive.
Making changes such as stopping smoking, improving diet, increasing physical activity, losing weight and reducing alcohol consumption can help people to reduce their risk of poor health significantly. Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is an approach to behaviour change that utilises the millions of day to day interactions that organisations and people have with other people to encourage changes in behaviour that have a positive effect on the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations.
MECC Training is no longer available free of charge by Onelife Suffolk but can be available through our training team at Morelife our parent company if you would like information regarding costs please email
Introduction to Making Every Contact Count Training
When working with the general public it’s important that opportunities to introduce or bring about lifestyle behaviour changes are recognised and acted upon. Everyone with Health and Wellbeing on their agenda or who work with people could be making the most of any opportunity to offer a brief lifestyle intervention with their patient, client, customer or even a colleague or relative.
Making Every Contact Count (MECC) training is delivered across the Nation and is supported by Public Health England. Click HERE to find out more about MECC, discover what leaders have to say about it and get access to some useful resources prior to training.
MECC training is no longer free and is no longer delivered by OneLife Suffolk but available through our parent company Morelife. For details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What will you learn on the Making Every Contact Count training?
The Making Every Contact Count (MECC) training offered by Morelife will teach you to support an individual to make lifestyle behaviour changes and understand which services you could refer people on to.
Learning Objectives for our MECC Training:
1. To improve your understanding of what MECC is and how it is relevant to you and your job role.
2. To be able to identify opportunities to start a healthy conversation around health and wellbeing.
3. To understand your own barriers and enable you to feel more confident in having a healthy lifestyle conversation.
4. To identify the key healthy conversation skills to support someone.
Booking Making Every Contact Count training
The MECC training session is approximately 90 minutes long.
We are now delivering training face-to-face. The OneLife Suffolk team can also deliver this training over Microsoft Teams and Zoom, where you’ll undergo our online training version.
To organise a training session specifically for you and your colleagues within your organisation please send an enquiry to team@more-life-co-uk
Where else can I find information to help me “Make Every Contact Count”?
This section aims to provide you with useful links to trusted information and resources on healthy lifestyles that you could recommend to people as part of Making Every Contact Count.