MECC Survey 2018

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is an evidence-based approach to improving people's health and wellbeing.

It is an approach to behaviour change that uses the millions of day to day interactions that people delivering health and wider services have with people receiving those services. It supports them to make positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing. The approach is focused on helping people address lifestyle related factors. These include excess alcohol consumption, poor diet, physical inactivity and smoking. MECC can also help some people tackle substance misuse or gambling problems.MECC has the capability to reduce the impact of preventable diseases and conditions, help us to meet national health targets, reduce health inequalities and improve health and wellbeing outcomes for local people.

As part of the prevention workstream for the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, Kent County Council and Medway Council are working together to develop a free training offer and a range of practical resources for health and social care professionals. As part of this, they are running a survey across Kent and Medway to understand people's current confidence and knowledge. The survey is for professionals and volunteers working in a range of settings where conversations about health and lifestyle are likely to occur (e.g. Health and Social Care, Education, Fire & Rescue, Housing and Probation).

This survey is due to close at the end of December 2018.
It takes only two minutes to complete and will support evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of the MECC work. Please complete the survey yourself and encourage your colleagues and peers across the system to complete it too.

All information will be kept confidential and only used for evaluation purposes to improve our training provision.

1. Location of Work (please tick)
2. Profession (please tick)
3. Do you understand the principles and concepts of Making Every Contact Count? (please tick)
4. How would you rate your confidence in having conversations with clients about the following lifestyle areas? (scale of 1-10 where 1=low and 10=high)
  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10  
  Smoking                    
  Mental Health                    
  Alcohol                    
  Obesity                    
5. How would you rate your knowledge in the following lifestyle areas? (scale of 1-10 where 1=low and 10=high)
  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10  
  Smoking                    
  Mental Health                    
  Alcohol                    
  Obesity                    
6. Do you feel you have the time or capicty to have conversations about lifestyle issues? (please tick)
7. In the past 6 months have you delivered a brief intervention or spoken with anybody about unhealthy lifestyle choices and behaviours, giving them information to make informed choices about any of the following? (tick all that apply)
   

MECC involves a programme of workplace development resources. Each resource aims to provide staff with the confidence and capability to have healthy lifestyle conversations with service users, and to support users to make changes to improve their health. The resources include bitesize learning and training in counselling techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

8. Would you be interested in MECC training in the future? (please tick)

If you have answered 'Yes' or 'Maybe' please leave your email address in the box below and we will be in touch shortly with further information. We will add your email address to a distribution list and only use it to send out information about MECC training and resources.

Should you wish to unsubcribe at any point, please email healthimprovement@medway.go.uk with MECC in the subject bar and we will delete your details from the contact list.

   

Medway Council is committed to compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998, as well as your rights to confidentiality and respect for privacy. The council will ensure that it keeps your personal information accurate and secure to provide you with effcient services. The council will only use the information it holds about you for the purpose you provided it. When it no longer has a need to keep information about you, it will be disposed of in a secure manner.

Thank you for you time.

 
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