Brief Intervention Training
The Darlington Stop Smoking Hub delivers free brief intervention training to a wide range of organisations and staff from across the Borough of Darlington who work in the public, private and third sector to enable the provision of brief intervention with smokers as part of their role. Brief intervention involves making the most of an opportunity to raise awareness, share knowledge and get a person thinking about making changes to improve their health and wellbeing. Brief interventions for smoking involve opportunistic advice, discussion, negotiation or encouragement and referral to more intensive support, where appropriate.
If you would like us to deliver free brief intervention within your workplace, or if you would like to access one of our brief intervention courses please contact us on 0800 802 1850 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Making Every Contact Count Training
The Darlington Stop Smoking Hub delivers free Making Every Contact Count (MECC) training, helping to make every contact a public health contact and stimulate behaviour change. Our training courses aim to ensure participants:
- increase their knowledge of the impact of lifestyle behaviours on health
- increase their confidence to discuss lifestyle behaviours
- develop skills in giving brief advice
If you would like us to deliver MECC within your workplace, or if you would like to access one of our MECC courses please contact us on 0800 802 1850 or email us at email@example.com
The National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) supports stop smoking services and practitioners to provide high quality stop smoking interventions based on the most up-to-date evidence available.
The NCSCT provides a range of online and face-to-face training courses and modules, and a website containing the latest resources and guidance.
To access the free online training provided by NCSCT click here