We design and deliver a range of behaviour change courses tailored to meet the specific needs of organisations, including e-learning modules. The aim is to develop the competence and confidence of helping professionals in facilitating behaviour. Courses include:-
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based style of counseling to help people to initiate and maintain behaviour change. MI has been used successfully across a range of behaviours including alcohol and drug misuse, physical inactivity, diet and nutrition, medicines management, oral health and sexual health. It is also used in social care, criminal justice and employment settings.
We deliver seminars and courses ranging from 2-3 hours to 2-3 days. They include introductory courses and skills development courses for those who have attended prior training in MI.
An interactive model is used to deliver the training, which includes role play, real play, small group work, group discussion, demonstration, didactic learning and questions and answers. Materials are presented in different ways to accommodate different learning styles.
Training is delivered by members of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).
Ongoing supervision and coaching is available to support individuals to develop competence, which is strongly recommended. The Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) Coding System is used to provide feedback and aid supervision and coaching to improve Motivational Interviewing practice.
Making Every Contact Count (MECC)
MECC is a concept that aims to improve lifestyles and reduce health inequalities by using every opportunity to promote health and well-being. This is achieved through the use of evidence-based approaches which range from brief advice to more advanced behaviour change techniques. The training supports the development of workforces to ensure confidence and competence in encouraging and supporting the population they service to make informed choices about their health-related behaviour and lifestyle. MECC is a framework which enables the systematic promotion of health and well-being and a means for embedding it into the culture of organisations.
A range of training options are available to meet the individual needs of organisations, including MECC Train the Trainer courses.
Innovative Health can support local authorities, trusts and third sector organisations in gaining Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) accreditation for the MECC training programmes they commission.
Royal Society of Public Health courses
Innovative Health is a Royal Society of Public Health approved centre offering a range of courses, leading to nationally recognised vocational qualifications.
- Understanding Health Improvement
- Encouraging Physical Activity
- Supporting Behaviour Change (Health and Wellbeing)
- Encouraging a Healthy Weight and Healthy Eating
- Understanding Mental well-being
Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health and provide help on a first aid basis. Just like physical first aid, MHFA will teach people how to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.
MHFA also helps to support organisation’s workplace approaches to wellbeing and can form an integral part of wellbeing strategies.
Adult MHFA courses are for everyone aged 16+. The course is delivered by Dr Vanessa Bogle, a MHFA England approved Instructor, who has attended the Mental Health First Aid England Instructor Training programme, accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health.
The two-day Adult Mental Health First Aiders course is a practical skills and awareness course designed to give participants:-
- A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including their own
- Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
- Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
- Enhanced interpersonal skills, such as non-judgemental listening
- Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support
On completion of the course participants receive a MHFA Certificate of Attendance in recognition of being a trained Mental Health First Aider