There are a number of core resources to support the MECC training. Click below to access/download them.

Key Messaging and Signposting
8 Resources
  • Information, advice and signposting to further support on employment.

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  • Information, advice and signposting to further support on healthy eating.

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  • Information, advice and signposting to further support on housing.

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  • Top level key messaging and signposting information for each of the MECC topic areas.

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  • Information, advice and signposting to further support on money.

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  • Information, advice and signposting to further support on physical activity.

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  • Information, advice and signposting to further support on sexual health.

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  • Information, advice and signposting to further support on smoking.

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Conversational Skills and the art of a good MECC conversation
1 Resource
  • This online resource builds on three great books (developed by BT a while ago) that unpick the elements of having a good conversation and how to make them better. The three books can also be bought online.

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Brief Advice, Self Care and Signposting
2 Resources
  • Top level key messaging and signposting information for each of the MECC topic areas.

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  • The NHS’s main online public resource providing a comprehensive range of information and advice on all things health.

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Issues Affecting Wellbeing
8 Resources
  • A useful video on coping with the ups and downs of family life.

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  • Ideas for what people can do across each of the five areas.

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  • A model of the wider determinants of health highlighting a relationship between lifestyle 'choices', social networks, working and living conditions and economic, political and environmental factors.

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  • Practical advice for parents on recognising and managing stress.

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  • Practical help and advice for creating a safe and nurturing environment for children.

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  • Practical tips for having a happier family life.

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  • Explanation of what mental wellbeing is, how mentally health our society is and emerging evidence about what improves our emotional health.

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  • Explanation of what mental wellbeing is, how mentally health our society is and emerging evidence about what improves our emotional health.

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Key Behavioural Change Theories and How To Apply Them
3 Resources
  • Explains what exchange analysis is, why do it and how to carry it out.

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  • Although it has a learning focus/context, this is a useful paper on how motivation affects people’s behaviours and learning processes.

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  • This report draws together a number of behaviour change insights and how they can be practically applied. It draws on recent academic evidence, exploring the wide range of existing good work in applying behavioural theory across the public sector.

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