a better u is a tiered modular training programme which supports an improving healthy lifestyle approach to prevention. The training programme in South Tyneside has supported over 4000 individuals to have Make Every Contact Count (MECC) conversations with people to enable them to make healthier choices and improve their own health and wellbeing. The training improves the knowledge of the workforce and volunteers, equipping them with the skills to be able to confidently deliver brief interventions and support behaviour change in key areas Smoking, Alcohol, Obesity, Mental Health and Sexual Health.
The Make Every Contact Count module forms the foundation level. Attendees can then progress on to further modules to support behaviour change conversations around key public health priority areas.