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.

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NICE Behaviour Change Guidance: Individual Approaches

Individual-level behaviour change interventions to tackle behaviours that can damage people's health.

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Changing Behaviour, Improving Outcomes

DH's 3 year social marketing strategy to change health-related lifestyle behaviours and improve health outcomes.

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Clustering of unhealthy behaviours over time: Implications for policy and practice

A paper considering the impact of lifestyle risk patterns on policy and practice.

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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.

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Adult weight management: A guide to brief interventions

Practical advice and tools to support brief interventions in weight management for adults.

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Adult weight management: changing behaviour techniques

Evidence-based behaviour change techniques recommended for tier 2 adult weight management services.

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Stop smoking interventions and services

Outlines recommendations to ensure that staff have the skills to deliver brief advice on how to stop smoking. 

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NICE MECC resource for ICSs/STPs

A resource to support those within ICSs/STPs in navigating NICE guidance, standards, tools and shared learning on the NICE website.

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