How long does the training take?

The current training offer is split into 2 options:

1. The eLearning can be completed in about 45 minutes and can be completed at your own pace.

2. The Healthy Conversation Skills training is led by 2 facilitators and can be delivered virtually or face to face. It can also be delivered as a 'Lite' version which covers the key concepts and philosophies in about 3 hours or the 'MECC+' version that is 2 x 3 hour sessions and in addition to key concepts and philosophies explores behaviour change.

The training is interactive providing learners with the opportunity to share their experience and learn from others.

Is the training free?

The eLearning is free to access and can be repeated as many times as you like. We recommend once you have completed the eLearning to familiarise yourself with the additional learning and resources to further your learning. The eLearning offers a base level of knowledge which the face to face or virtual training to building upon this.

If after completing the eLearning you are interested in yourself or colleagues attending the further free Healthy conversation Skills training please enquire through the website to discuss your options.

The eLearning does not work through Internet Explorer, how do I download Chrome or Edge?

Our eLearning is not supported through Internet Explorer but functions well through a variety of different browsers. We recommend using Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome for the best results. You can download either browser for free from the links below:

If you continue to experience issues with the eLearning please email mecc@leics.gov.uk

What benefit will Healthy Conversation Skills have to my organisation?

Both staff and clients benefit from Healthy Conversation Skills training. Clients are supported to change their behaviour through effective conversations and staff feel more confident in having conversations. Consistency of training across your organisation enables everyone to support behaviour change or plant a seed through effective communication. The simplicity of the approach based upon Making Every Contact Count+ principles ensures whatever the job role, the training can be useful to you or your staff.

What training is available in Healthy Conversation Skills within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland?

There are currently 4 options of training available to complete:


Healthy Conversation Skills (Lite and MECC+)

Train the Trainer.

View the training information that is available and outline your interest in an email to mecc@leics.gov.uk. Dependent upon where you are based in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland someone will respond to you.

Where can I find information on local services in my area e.g. stopping smoking

To view services offering support to individuals in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland on a number of health and wellbeing matters visit the signposting and resources section where you will find useful information when considering healthy conversations.