See the current courses available for our council staff and voluntary organisations.
Introduction to Making Every Contact Count
Looks at the basic principles of MECC and how it can help improve the health and wellbeing of the local population when used as a light touch intervention. This course is for anyone who is new to MECC and has contact with the general public.
Looks at a growing initiative which encourages people to become more active and considers how walking and cycling can benefit the individual, the local community and the environment.
Recognising and supporting people providing unpaid care
Describes what unpaid carers look like, considers the signs which may suggest someone is struggling with their caring role and explores how this might affect their overall health and wellbeing. The module concludes by providing tips on how to start a conversation with unpaid carers about support that can help them balance their caring role with a life outside caring.
Emotional health and wellbeing
Looks at the importance of good emotional wellbeing and how to recognise stress triggers. Considers risk factors relating to both work and life such as financial worries, housing, loneliness, employment and COVID-19 and provides practical advice on how to have a conversation about someone's wellbeing and where to signpost them for additional support.
Provides a general understanding of dementia and considers the different types, causes and symptoms and those at greatest risk.
Accessing new technologies
Provides an overview of the different technologies available in the borough and how they can be used to help combat loneliness and isolation.
Supporting winter warmth
Looks at the dangers of cold weather and living in cold conditions. Offers help in identifying those most at risk and how to refer to local support during the winter months.