This training session will provide attendees with a basic overview of how to talk to people about, and how to offer advice on, lung health and stopping smoking, making them a ‘Lung Health Champion’ within their organisation.


When Tuesday 22 October at 9:30am to 12:30pm, 2019
Where St Swithun's Community Centre
Arncliffe Road, Wakefield, WF1 4RR

The session is aimed at people who work and volunteer in communities in Wakefield District, who have contact with people through their work / volunteering.

The training will be delivered by the Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Team at Wakefield Council. MECC conversations are person led and focus on what a person thinks they may be able to do to make a positive change to their lifestyle. It is then about empowering people to seek out their own solutions to supporting their own health and wellbeing.

The Making Every Contact Count – Lung Health session will allow people to:

  • Be competent and confident to deliver this intervention
  • Know about local services and how to signpost people to help them to access them
  • Deliver ‘very brief’ or ‘brief’ evidence-based interventions for lung health and lifestyle behavioural change
The session will also briefly touch on the following areas:
  • Improving mental health and wellbeing
  • Reducing alcohol intake
  • Eating more healthily
  • Increasing physical activity
  • Financial and housing advice
For more information, and to book, please email