WHAM: Eight Weeks to Whole Health through Peer Support Groups
Date: January 15, 2013, 2-3:30pm Eastern
Presenters: Larry Fricks, Senior Consultant, National Council for Behavioral Health and WHAM Founder; Hannah Mason, CIHS Associate, National Council for Behavioral Health
Register FREE at www2.gotomeeting.com/register/848956474
The National Council for Behavioral Health offers 2-day in-person trainings in WHAM - Whole Health Action Management - a new science-based program that teaches participants to set and achieve whole health goals through weekly action plans and 8-week support groups.
Given the high incidence of chronic physical health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity among people with mental illnesses and addictions, WHAM was developed by peers for peers to help them improve chronic health and behavioral health conditions.
The training is based on the WHAM curriculum developed by the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (run by the National Council).WHAM training supports the peer workforce to use person-centered planning and weekly action plans to create new health behavior by engaging in weekly WHAM groups. It also teaches basic health screens for prevention and encourages shared decision making with health professionals. Join this webinar to learn all about WHAM, the 10 science-based whole health and resiliency factors the program is built on, and how you can bring a WHAM peer training to your organization or region.
If anyone has any questions about WHAM or the upcoming webinar, feel free to give them my direct contact information!
Hannah Mason, MA
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
National Council for Behavioral Health
(202) 684-7457, ext. 255