Application to be completed by individuals interested in becoming Trainers

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and Health Education England (HEE) North are calling for primary and community care organisations across the North, to nominate individuals who can become Trainers for a new Making Every Contact Count (MECC) for Mental Health training programme.

This project aims to support anyone who is not a mental health specialist by supplying high quality and evidence based mental health and wellbeing training that develops knowledge, skills and confidence to integrate relevant mental health messages and interventions into routine practice.

Examples of the target roles include administrative staff, clinical support staff, nurses, GPs, allied health professionals, registered pharmacy professionals, and Link Workers based at primary and community care settings such as:
  • GP surgeries
  • Primary care services based at hospitals such as GUM clinics
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Health and social care
  • District nursing
  • Falls services
  • Health visiting
  • School nursing
  • Emergency services such as ambulance and fire services.

We are looking for a group of individuals based at the above organisations/settings who are be able to deliver the MECC for mental health training – as developed by this project- with their colleagues and networks. 

These individuals will be selected based on their relevant experience, skills and knowledge delivering training to peers/colleagues.

Individuals from the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector which have connections with the relevant organisations, workforces or settings would also be considered. For example, those currently delivering NHS commissioned projects. 

RSPH will provide organisations employing these individuals with a training grant of £200 to support the costs of their time to qualify as trainers and deliver the MECC for Mental Health training. 

From a professional development perspective, Trainers will benefit from a CDP points from an accredited training, RSPH membership and peer learning opportunities.  Please read the EoI specification for details

To become a MECC for Mental Health Trainer, you must have:
  • Competencies in group facilitation and training
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good understanding of the Making Every Contact Count approach
  • Training delivery is feasible as part of their current role
  • Support from their organisation/manager to be released to meet the required commitments of this project.
  • Based or working within a local primary or community care setting within a Northern STP/ICS area.

It is also desirable that Lead Trainers have:
  • Completed a MECC training programme.
  • A good understanding of mental health promotion
  • A good understanding of health behaviour change models and practices
  • A good understanding of person-centred approaches


Each Trainer must commit to providing an equivalent of 4 days of their time. 

Organisations must provide a letter/email of support in PDF or Word format to their nominees and ask them to complete this form. The content of the letter must include why they are interested in the project and confirmation of support to their nominee's participation.

All applications must be submitted by August 2021.  However, if the available places are taken before then, this call will be closed earlier. 

Please contact Nelly Araujo on

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* 1. Please confirm you have read all the above information

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* 2. One of the requirements of this process, is a letter or email of support from your Manager or a Senior Manager at your organisation in PDF or Word format.  The note needs to confirm that they have read the requirements and explain why this role would support your organisation and their work.  Do you have this?

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