Healthy Conversation Skills to support isolated people

  • Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
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Grant number: C19-IUC-329

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  • Disease

  • Funder

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Principle Investigator

  • Research Location

    United Kingdom, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at the University of Southampton
  • Research Category

    Research on Capacity Strengthening

  • Research Subcategory

    Individual level capacity strengthening

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  • Vulnerable Population

    Vulnerable populations unspecified

  • Occupations of Interest



Face-to-face Healthy Conversation Skills (f2f HCS) are the mode of delivery of Making Every Contact Count in Wessex and other regions in England. During the Covid-19 pandemic, work with Health Education England colleagues to adapt our f2f HCS training has been undertaken to develop & deliver a 90min online "Supportive Conversations" training session for those supporting vulnerable, isolated people during the pandemic; around 60 people have been trained to date, largely working in voluntary and community organisations.  The aim is to provide them with skills to have more effective and supportive conversations to help people maintain good health and well-being. We are collecting pre-/post-training evaluation data which we will report on and submit for publication.