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Making Every Contact Count (Tier 3 - with CBT)

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Making Every Contact Count (Tier 3 - with CBT)

Please be aware that this course is only available to those that live or work in Medway.


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6th March 2024 09:30 - 16:30,
7th March 2024 09:30 - 16:30
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We all meet and interact with people every day at work, at home and in our communities. Making Every Contact Count (MECC) uses these interactions to support people in making positive changes to their:

  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health
  • General Wellbeing

Tier3:  Making Every Contact Count using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Techniques (CBT)

What is covered?

  • Principles and concepts of MECC
  • Key health & wellbeing messages in relation to smoking, alcohol consumption, mental health and obesity
  • Working with clients with a range of health issues and challenges
  • Understanding models of health behaviour change & CBT within the context of MECC
  • Applying core CBT techniques for use in MECC conversations
  • Building your confidence to apply CBT techniques with your clients

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a problem solving model, which helps us to understand the important links between thoughts, beliefs, behaviours and emotions. In particular, the model is useful to identify unhelpful thinking styles that drive unhealthy decisions and behaviours. (eg when clients’ beliefs about a health condition get in the way of them making healthy lifestyle changes) – “My condition is only going to get worse, so why should I bother to quit smoking?” or those who find it hard to get motivated about making lifestyle changes - “I know I should change but…”.

Using this model and its techniques in MECC conversations we can support a client to adapt their thinking and achieve more healthy goals.

Target Audience

  • Professionals who have frequent contact with service users over longer periods of time and where opportunities to have health and lifestyle related conversations are likely to occur
  • Professionals who manage case work may particularly benefit as the training provides tools for carrying out interventions related to behaviour change. This can be applied in a range of settings, enhancing work with both individuals and families. (eg Midwives, Social Workers, Health Visitors, Early Help Case Workers)

There is no charge for this Training, except if there is failure to attend without giving notice, when a charge of £50 may be incurred. 

If for any reason you are unable to attend or no longer require the Training, please cancel your place on the course through our Training Portal or email phworkforcetraining@medway.gov.uk

as it allows another person to attend.

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