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A small chat can lead to a big change

Taking the time for a quick chat can help spark a conversation about what matters and help you make a big difference to your health and wellbeing.

Making every contact count (MECC)

MECC link - making every contact countMaking every contact count (MECC) is an approach to behaviour change that uses the millions of day to day interactions that we have with other people to encourage changes in behaviour that have a positive effect on the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations. Whether you are a health and care professional, community worker, colleague or friend, we have put together an online toolkit of resources to make it easy to start those conversations.

The Lancashire and South Cumbria MECC link website contains suggested questions and useful links covering a range of topics - from smoking, alcohol and healthy diet to finance.

Why this matters 

Making every contact count creates an opportunity to signpost people to ways of tackling some of the major causes of ill-health – whether that is giving up smoking, reducing alcohol intake, maintaining a healthy weight, increasing physical activity, improving mental health and wellbeing or working out how to tackle social, economic or environmental issues.

Making every contact count (MECC) campaign promotional materials

You can download a range of materials to help promote Making every contact count (MECC) from our campaign resources page - including posters and flyers.

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