This section of the website provides you with guidance documents on behaviour change, helping to support the implementation and delivery of MECC programmes.
NICE Behaviour Change Guidance: General Approaches
Guidance for planning, delivering and evaluating public health activities aimed at changing health-related behaviours.
NICE Behaviour Change Guidance: Individual Approaches
Individual-level behaviour change interventions to tackle behaviours that can damage people's health.
Changing Behaviour, Improving Outcomes
DH's 3 year social marketing strategy to change health-related lifestyle behaviours and improve health outcomes.
Clustering of unhealthy behaviours over time: Implications for policy and practice
A paper considering the impact of lifestyle risk patterns on policy and practice.
University College London (UCL) Centre for Behaviour Change
A hub which harnesses the academic expertise in behaviour change at UCL to address key challenges facing society.
Adult weight management: A guide to brief interventions
Practical advice and tools to support brief interventions in weight management for adults.
Adult weight management: changing behaviour techniques
Evidence-based behaviour change techniques recommended for tier 2 adult weight management services.
Stop smoking interventions and services
Outlines recommendations to ensure that staff have the skills to deliver brief advice on how to stop smoking.
Healthier weight promotion: consistent messaging
These resources give health and social care professionals a core set of healthy weight messages from before birth to adulthood.