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What is the MECC for mental health project?

RSPH and Health Education England (HEE) North have launched a project across the North of England, to up-skill healthcare professionals to become mental health promotion Lead Trainers and Trainers for a Making Every Contact Count (MECC) for Mental Health training programme.

Embedding the MECC approach and promoting mental health are current national strategic priorities for the health system, and the effects of COVID-19 on population health have made this even more urgent. This work is well placed to support organisations interested in tackling this challenge through evidence-based mental health training that develops knowledge, skills and confidence to integrate relevant messages and interventions into routine practice.

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Our MECC for mental health journey

For our first Make Every Contact Count (MECC) for mental health blog, Karan Thomas and Dawn Mitchell, the lead trainer developers for the MECC for Mental Health programme, explain how they've supported the work of RSPH's pilot programme.