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




Session 1 - Tuesday 7th January, 9:15 to 12:30

Session 2 - Wednesday 15th January, 9:15 to 12:30

Session 3 - Tuesday 21st January, 9:15 to 16:00 (please note this session will be taking place in Southampton)


Session 1 - Wednesday 22th April, 9:15 to 12:30

Session 2 - Wednesday 29th April, 9:15 to 12:30

Session 3 - Wednesday 6th May, 9:15 to 16:00


Session 1 - Monday 29th June, 9:15 to 12:30

Session 2 - Monday 6th July, 9:15 to 12:30

Session 3 - Monday 20th July, 9:15 to 16:00


Session 1 - Tuesday 17th November, 9:15 to 12:30

Session 2 - Tuesday 24th November, 9:15 to 12:30

Session 3 - Tuesday 1st December, 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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