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Do you want to find groups and support in the community that might help you improve your health and wellbeing? You can find lots of local support from charities to social groups in the Arc Bucks PCN Directory.
MECC is an approach to behavior change. MECC can be used in the millions of day-to-day interactions that organisations and individuals have with the public.
MECC supports people in making positive changes to the following:
MECC training is for any organisation and/or individual who has contact with the public. You will have an opportunity to support health and wellbeing.
It has been delivered to a range of workforces already, including:
Champion the Change Buckinghamshire is a partnership of local organisations and people who are committed to ending mental health stigma and discrimination and create hope for those affected by mental illness.
By transforming misplaced attitudes and increasing understanding of mental health, we can tackle the unnecessary barriers those living with mental health conditions can face all too often.
At the heart of our campaign are our volunteers, called Champions, who have lived experience of mental illness and stigma. They use their voices, experiences and passion to help end negative attitudes and behaviours to those suffering with mental illness.
A Charity dedicated to improving wellbeing in our communities in Beaconsfield. We believe that connections matter; we exist to transform the way residents can connect with services in our town to enable them to thrive and have a better quality of life and therefore help tackle social isolation and loneliness.
Buckinghamshire Council are offering FREE 1 hour Introduction to MECC training to anyone working or volunteering in the volunteer and community sector, council, and health care partners, who are in the Buckinghamshire area.
A community-based initiative to encourage those living with and beyond cancer, to walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer at a local 5k Your Way parkrun event on the last Saturday of every month, followed by a cuppa and a chat. All ages and abilities welcome.
Doorstep befriending run by volunteers to anyone who is feeling down and isolated or in need of some conversation. They follow covid and social distancing guidelines.
Support the development of the community and delivery of services through the use of volunteers
Volunteers enlisted and trained through the NHS to assist with day to day errands for those who are vulnerable, shielding or self-isolating. They assist with shopping, collecting meds and offer a check in and chat service.
They can help with shopping, prescriptions