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Making Every Contact Count (MECC)

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is about supporting you to make the most of every opportunity you have with the people you come into contact with every day.

Everyone who interacts with the public is able to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of the population by encouraging and supporting individuals to change behaviours that may be damaging to their health.

Telling people what to do is not the most effective way to help them change. MECC is a skills-based training opportunity that encourages a different way of working and interacting to address poor health and inequalities.

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Training in Wiltshire

We are pleased to offer a free online course. The training will involve:
1 x 3 hr online session
3 x MECC e-learning modules Making Every Contact Count - elearning for healthcare (

Book your free place here on

The Swindon Borough Council Public Health Eventbrite site hosts MECC for B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire. 

Course dates for 2023, with clickable links to booking, can be found on this flyer 

If you would like more information about embedding MECC in your organisation or to enquire 
about Train the Trainer please email  

What's in it for you?

  • Improved confidence in delivering very brief interventions.
  • Better awareness of how and when to use opportunities to talk to people about their health and wellbeing
  • Develop skills to empower people to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.

MECC Link - new from 2022

MECC Link is an online signposting tool available to everyone in B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire to help find out where support can be accessed for health and wellbeing. 


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Training in MECC

Making Every Contact Count (MECC)