NHS South of England

Wessex Making Every Contact Count Train the Trainer Programme


If you are in the Wessex area (Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and South Wiltshire) and you would like to become a Making Every Contact Count Trainer, complete the application form and the best practice agreement and return it to MECC.WX@hee.nhs.uk


You will need to attend three sessions to become a Making Every Contact Count trainer who delivers the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Healthy Conversation Skills course. MECC 1 and MECC 2 are half days (3 hours) and the final Train the Trainer session is 6 hours.

We recommend trainees complete the eLearning after MECC 1 and before attending MECC 2. This will allow trainees to develop their knowledge from MECC 1 and allow for reflection on the eLearning knowledge during MECC 2.


It is recommended that those who are to become trainers are experienced in delivering training and feel confident to do so. However all applications will be considered and support is given to those who complete the Train-the-Trainer programme. 


The sessions take place at Health Education England – Wessex, Southern House, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2RU.

When you have sent your application form and best practice agreement we will send you instructions how to register for a training programme. 


For more information on the Train-the-Trainer approach see the Implementation toolkit or contact Phil.Godfrey@hee.nhs.uk or Em.Rahman@hee.nhs.uk




July 2019


MECC 1 – Monday 1 July, 9.15 to 12.30

MECC 2 – Monday 8 July, 9.15 to 12.30

Train the trainer - Monday 15 July, 9.30 to 16.00


October 2019

MECC 1 - Tuesday 1st October, 9:15 to 12:30

MECC 2 - Tuesday 8th October, 9:15 to 12:30

Train the trainer - Tuesday 15th October, 9:15 to 16:00



Why do we use Train the Trainer?

  • Enables effective, cost effective and sustainable training to fully embed Making Every Contact Count
  • Identified trainers will become proficient in delivering sessions to others
  • Builds capacity for organisations in Wessex to have in-house trainers with the benefit of public health insight and experience
  • Training is coordinated, monitored and regulated by Health Education England – Wessex Team



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