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 focussed 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 for health and social care professionals across Kent and Medway to understand people’s current confidence and knowledge. This survey is due to close on 24 August. It takes only two minutes to complete and will support evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of the MECC work.

If you work in health or social care, please encourage your colleagues and peers across the system to complete the survey and complete it yourself.

Kent and Medway MECC SURVEY LINK

For more information on the MECC approach visit – https://stpsupport.nice.org.uk/mecc/index.html