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Gosport is Making Every Contact Count!

02/10/2018

On 20 September, a network event was held at St Vincent College’s Jervis Gallery, celebrating the Making Every Contact Count (MECC) journey so far in Gosport.  MECC is an approach using every day interactions to support people to make positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing.  Over 180 staff and volunteers have already attended MECC training sessions and are already using these skills in Gosport to help others, but the journey is far from over.

The day comprised MECC taster workshops, real examples of how these skills are used in a variety of settings, plus the chance to meet and share with others already using healthy conversation skills to support others.  Representatives from many organisations involved in the MECC network were present, including Gosport Borough Council, Gosport Voluntary Action, the Environment Centre, the Health Connectors team, The Yellow Brick Road Project, the Library Service, and many more.  The day’s activities were captured in a creative display by Two Visual Thinkers.

For more information on MECC in Gosport, contact Mandy Baggaley: mandy.baggaley@gosport.gov.uk

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