Training programme


The Making Every Contact Count training programme is available to all healthcare professionals in Ireland. It was developed in consultation with healthcare professionals and patients in order to provide effective tools and knowledge to carry out a brief intervention with patients or service users.

The eLearning training programme consists of 6 x 30-minute eLearning modules.

Users can return to any of the modules in the eLearning training programme to recap on the topics covered. Additional information can be accessed in the Extend My Learning section. This provides an opportunity to complete practical exercises to support the transfer from learning to practice. 

Outline of the eLearning modules

The Making Every Contact Count training modules include:

  • Introduction to behaviour change – providing a foundation in behaviour change theory and techniques including the underlying principles of a patient-centred approach.
  • Four topic modules on smoking, alcohol and drugs, healthy eating and active living.
  • A skills into practice module - demonstrates the skills of how to carry out a brief intervention across a range of topics through a suite of video scenarios using real-life healthcare professionals

Register for training


Following completion of the online module there will be an opportunity to complete an ‘Enhancing your Brief Intervention Skills’ workshop.

Healthcare professional bodies registered with CORU endorse the training programme (eLearning and workshop) for CPD as part of the healthcare professional’s learning portfolio. The training programme have also been approved by some Healthcare Professional bodies for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points.

COVID-19 Update

The ‘Enhancing your Brief Interventions Skills’ workshops are currently unavailable face to face.  The workshop has been adapted and is currently being offered as a 2 hour virtual (online) workshop. For further information please email:

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You can also download Chrome to enable you to view the modules.