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Making Every Contact Count (MECC) for Physical Activity Train the Trainer

Wednesday, 15 November 10am - 2pm

Location: Online

About this event

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In collaboration with RSPH, Active Cheshire are funding the development of a MECC for Physical Activity training network across Cheshire and Warrington. As part of this work RSPH will be a delivering a Train the Trainer programme in November 2023. Please apply by clicking the reserve a spot button.

PLEASE NOTE: submission does not guarantee your place. Applications will be reviewed and Trainers will be notified of the outcome no later than End of October. There are only 10 places available for this roll-out. Trainers must be based in Cheshire East, Cheshire West or Warrington.

The Train the Trainer will be delivered virtually over two half day sessions to prepare Trainers to deliver the training course in their settings.

  • Session 1: 15 November 2023, 10am-2pm - introduction to the training and experiencing the course as a learner.
  • Session 2: 22 November 2023, 10am-2pm - overview of the LOs, materials, session planning and preparing for delivery.

Trainers will be provided with training materials to support them in delivery.

About the MECC for Physical Activity (PA) training

The overall aim of MECC for PA training is to increase physical activity levels of the wider population and particularly service users and patients across the health system in Cheshire and Merseyside. Physical activity can help prevent or reduce health inequalities such as heart disease, stroke, and other long-term health conditions in line with the NHS CORE20PLUS5 framework and the All Together Active, sub-Region's Physical Activity Strategy.

This project aims to support anyone who is not a physical activity specialist by supplying high quality and evidence based physical activity training that develops knowledge, skills and confidence to integrate relevant physical activity messages and interventions into routine practice. The training programme can be delivered over 2-hours of trainer facilitated learning.

Trainer commitments

All Trainers are required to:

  • Operate in Cheshire East, Cheshire West or Warrington.
  • Have at least 1 year experience and competence in delivering training.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills.
  • Ideally have some understanding of the Making Every Contact Count approach.
  • Have the ability to include delivery of training as part of their current work plan.
  • Have support from their organisation/manager so they are able to meet the required commitments of this project.
  • Attend the Trainer the Trainer sessions in November 23.
  • Deliver a minimum of 1 course to 10 learners before the end of March 24.
  • Complete a feedback that will enable us to learn and shape future interventions.
  • Take part in quarterly Community of Practice Meetings (24th November 23, 23rd February, 24th May 24, 23rd August 24).

It is also desirable that Trainers have:

  • Completed a MECC training programme.
  • Some understanding of health promotion
  • Some understanding of health behaviour change models and practices
  • Some understanding of person-centred approaches.

Benefits to Trainers

  • Have your name listed on All Together Active’s Resource Hub within the MECC trainers directory.
  • Join the community of practice to help shape delivery and expand programme.
  • Opportunity to register as a MECC for Physical Activity provider to embed and course in your organisation/ area.

Benefits and requirements for organisations

Embedding the MECC approach and promoting physical activity are current priorities for the health system. This is an opportunity for organisations to demonstrate leadership in physical activity promotion as an integral part of patient/service users care.

Organisations interested in supporting this initiative will also have an interest in sustaining this work beyond the project as part of their ongoing development and leadership.

Organisations will be required to nominate a Trainer; the organisation must provide an email/letter of support to the individual.

Wednesday, 22 November, 2023 - 14:00
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