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Public health related training is provided for statutory, non statutory or voluntary staff working in Wiltshire. A wide range of training is available to build staff confidence, knowledge and skills to support the health and wellbeing of the people they work with.

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is about making the most of every opportunity you have with the people you come into contact with.

Everyone who interacts with the public is able to make a difference to the healthy and wellbeing of the population by encouraging and supporting individuals to change behaviours that may be damaging to their health. Telling people what to do is not the most effective way to help them change. MECC is a skills-based training opportunity that encourages a different way of working and interacting to address poor health and inequalities.

For information about MECC courses in Wiltshire and to book your place, please visit Eventbrite. For further information about MECC please contact Helen Aston (helen.aston@wiltshire.gov.uk).

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Wiltshire Council offers a range of free training around sexual health and relationships to all Wiltshire based professionals who work with people to help them feel more confident about discussing these subjects.

For further information, contact michael.rose@wiltshire.gov.uk. To view upcoming dates and to book your place through Eventbrite please click the course of interest on the Wiltshire Sexual Health Training Calendar 2020 below.

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This Train the Trainer course is designed for community settings, such as schools, care homes and anywhere hygiene and microbe awareness is important. It is fun, interactive and informative. The attendees will learn about microbes and how they spread; how to stop the spread and personal hygiene and self-care. It is a 3 hour course and will enable the attendees to either train others or use elements of the package to inform and educate others. There are elements that can be used with both adults and children.

To book onto the course please go to Eventbrite

For further details, contact Katie.smith@wiltshire.gov.uk 

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Stop Smoking Training is available for anyone working in a setting in Wiltshire where they are able to offer one to one support to smokers who are trying to quit. The training to become a Stop Smoking Practitioner in Wiltshire includes completing online E-learning at www.ncsct.co.uk and a one day face to face training.

Details of the courses available can be found at Eventbrite.

If you have any questions regarding this please email: wiltsstopsmoking@nhsnet or telephone: 0300 0034566

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The aim of the training is to increase practitioner's confidence in raising the issue of weight with individuals they are working with. The training will guide practitioners through the support and provide the opportunity for practical application to put the skills into practice. The training course does include elements of role play which is essential to the learning and development of raising the issue of weight.

For more information about the training, or to discuss a bespoke training option for your staff contact Katie.davies@wiltshire.gov.uk

Aim – To increase confidence in raising the issue of weight Objectives:-

  • To understand the local and national statistics on obesity
  • To understand the causes of obesity
  • To understand the principles of brief intervention, behaviour change models and Motivational Interviewing
  • To increase confidence in raising the issue of weight in own setting
  • To be aware of Wiltshire Obesity Care Pathway and how to refer/signpost

The 3½ hour training session delivered by Public Health at Wiltshire Council, will guide practitioners through the support and provide the opportunity for practical support to put the skills learnt into practice. The training course does include elements of role play which is essential to the learning and development of raising the issue of weight.

Training is suitable for any professional coming into contact with children and adults who are overweight/obese and want to develop and improve their skills of raising the issue of weight in an appropriate and sensitive way.

A condensed 1 hour training session is available which is suitable for GP Practice staff to attend within their team meeting.

For more information about the training, or to discuss a bespoke training option for your staff please contact Katie Davies, Public Health Specialist – Life Course Obesity, Katie.davies@wiltshire.gov.uk or 01225 716665

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Connect 5 is an evidenced based collaborative prevention toolkit that promotes psychological knowledge, understanding and awareness and the development of skills, which empower people to take proactive steps to build resilience and look after themselves.  Connect 5 has been developed by a unique partnership of academic, clinical and public mental health expertise and has been designed to support practice change for anyone in a helping role.

 

Connect 5 is an incremental three-session programme, escalating skills though each session. The programme underpins the principle of ‘Making Every Contact Count’ and supports the aim of making the best use of the skills and local contacts of frontline staff. Some staff will just undertake session 1, some session 1 & 2 whilst others go on to do all three sessions.

 

The train the trainer course will train staff to cascade the programme across Wiltshire and be part of a network of accredited trainers across the South West.

 

To view upcoming dates and to express an interest in a place please go to  Eventbrite   Please note there is an application process for attending this course.

 

Please email mary.devers@wiltshire.gov.uk  for further information

 



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Last updated: 10 February 2020 | Last reviewed: 10 February 2020