Tower Hamlets

Health And Social Care Professionals

Make Every Contact Count

Aims and Ambitions

Quit right tower hamlets provides a bespoke approach to smoking cessation and making every contact count. The fundamental idea underpinning the MECC approach is simple. It recognises that staff across health and care, local authority and voluntary sectors have thousands of contacts every day with individuals and are ideally placed to support health and wellbeing.

MECC is intended for anyone who has contact with people to “Make Every Contact Count” and develop public health knowledge.

How Learners Will Benefit From Doing This Course 

The MECC elearning programme is designed to support learners in developing an understanding of public health and the factors that impact on a person’s health and wellbeing. It focuses on how asking questions and listening effectively to people is a vital role for us all.

A MECC interaction takes a matter of minutes and is not intended to add to existing busy workloads, rather it is structured to fit into and complement existing engagement approaches.

Who’s It Aimed At

MECC is for everyone, it is not restricted to one person, profession or organisation.

For organisations, MECC means providing staff with the leadership, environment, training and information they need to deliver the MECC approach.

For staff, MECC means having the competence and confidence to deliver health and wellbeing messages, to help encourage people to change their behaviour and to direct them to local services that can support them. For individuals, MECC means seeking support and taking action to improve their own health and wellbeing.

Very Brief Advice on Smoking (VBA+)

Very Brief Advice (VBA)

Very Brief Advice on Smoking, known as VBA, is a life-saving
intervention delivered by health and social care practitioners
that triggers quit attempts. Quit Right Tower Hamlets implements the VBA model as recommended by NICE and also delivers training to local health professionals and organisations within Tower Hamlets.