Dudley Council Health Champions are frontline staff who have opportunities to positively influence the health and wellbeing of local residents through short ‘healthy conversations’. Some staff may also have more time to deliver ‘brief interventions’, which use basic behaviour change techniques to support people to make lifestyle changes.
Being a Health Champion is not about adding to your workload or about becoming an expert in health and wellbeing or local services. It’s about using the conversations you are already having to offer helpful information and signposting to further support.
Making Every Contact Count (MECC) training is being rolled out to frontline staff and volunteers across Dudley borough to equip you with the necessary skills to provide residents with basic information about health and wellbeing and signposting to further support. To find out more about the training please visit MECC face to face training.
Staff and volunteers can also access free national online training to gain a basic understanding of MECC. To find out more and access the online training please visit MECC online training.