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Making Every Contact Count - Five Ways to Wellbeing

Andy Dowden, 18 October 2017
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Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has added a new module – Five Ways to Wellbeing – to its Making Every Contact Count e-learning programme.

In 2008, the New Economics Foundation (NEF) developed the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ framework – a set of evidence-based actions to improve people’s wellbeing. These five actions are:

  • Give
  • Be active
  • Keep learning
  • Connect
  • Take notice.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing e-learning module is for anyone using Making Every Contact Count. It introduces the concept of wellbeing and describes how the Five Ways to Wellbeing can be implemented in a variety of settings to promote it.

On completion of the Five Ways to Wellbeing module learners should be able to define the term “wellbeing” and appreciate the links between wellbeing and health.  The module also provides learners with information about the five ways to wellbeing and how they can be used to promote health and wellbeing.  This module is part of the Making Every Contact Count e-learning programme.

Making Every Contact Count is an approach to behaviour change that utilises the millions of day-to-day interactions that organisations and people have with other people to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Making Every Contact Count enables the opportunistic delivery of consistent and concise healthy lifestyle information and enables individuals to engage in conversations about their health at scale across organisations and populations. Drawing on behaviour change evidence, the approach maximises the opportunity within routine health and care interactions for a brief or very brief discussion on health and wellbeing factors.

A Making Every Contact Count interaction takes a matter of minutes and is not intended to add to the busy workloads of healthcare professionals and the wider workforce, rather it is structured to fit into and complement existing professional clinical, care and social engagement approaches.

The wider Making Every Contact Count e-learning programme is designed to support learners in developing an understanding of public health and the factors that impact on a person’s health and wellbeing, emphasising how asking questions and listening effectively to people is a vital role for us all.

To access the free Making Every Contact Count e-learning programme, including the recently added Five Ways to Wellbeing, please click here: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/making-every-contact-count/

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