Healthy Conversation

Welcome to CHAT: Healthy Conversations from Pregnancy to Preschool; a resource to support health and childcare professionals in their commitment to Making Every Contact Count (MECC).

Telling people what to do is not the most effective way to help them change. MECC is about altering how we interact with people, having Healthy Conversations and learning how to identify opportunities to talk with people about their well-being.

Healthcare professionals and early years’ staff also need to feel confident in their own knowledge of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy, infancy and the toddler years.

CHAT offers online and face-to-face training that combines this knowledge and Healthy Conversation Skills, supporting families to adopt healthy behaviours and improve lifelong health.

Our Conversations:

  • Knowledge

    The Ten Steps for Healthy Toddlers provides a practical, easy-to-follow guide for providing toddlers with a good start in life.

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  • Skills

    Healthy Conversation Skills enhance the existing communication and reflection skills of practitioners working with people from all backgrounds, in order to support them to make health behaviour changes

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  • Case Study

    Learn more about the impact of Healthy Conversation Skills on practitioners and patients alike from our case studies.

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  • Factsheet

    A factsheet discussing the use of ‘Healthy Conversation Skills’ to support clients to change their lifestyle behaviours and consequently improve their own health and that of their families.

    Download the Factsheet >
  • Face-to-face training

    The Infant & Toddler Forums’ face-to-face training sessions can be delivered to groups of HCPs (generally between 10–18 per group) in their own workplace and can be tailored to specific needs. To book training and for further details email info@infantandtoddlerforum.org

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