Brief interventions

Introduction

  • Brief interventions may be used to give individuals an opportunity to consider their lifestyle behaviours and the effect these behaviours may have on their health
  • Brief interventions may:
    • Be used by a range of healthcare professionals
    • Involve the provision of opportunistic advice, discussion, negotiation or encouragement
    • Range from offering simple, generalised advice to more extensive individualised advice
    • May consist of one session or several
  • Brief interventions are easy to implement, and are a cost-effective health promotion tool