Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) Training Program
The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network (GMHCN) is happy to report that funding has been made available through the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to provide Whole Health Action Management training to Georgia's Certified Peer Workforce. Through this initiative, GMHCN will train Certified Peer Specialists-Mental Health (CPS-MH) to become Whole Health and Wellness Coaches.
Purpose: The primary goal of this training is to teach skills to support peers to better self-manage chronic physical health conditions, and mental illnesses and addictions, to achieve whole health. "Whole health" is defined as having a healthy mind and body.
There are two major components to the WHAM 2-day, 10-session training. The first component uses a person-centered planning process with 10 health and resiliency factors to assist a person with creating a concise whole health goal to begin the self-management process. The WHAM training also focuses on developing mind-body resiliency to promote self-management skills.
Participation in the training means participants agree to:
·Work on a whole health goal.
·Engage in peer support to reach your whole health goal.
·Pass a certification test, which will be administered at the end of the 2-day training.
·Engage peers in setting whole health goals and supporting them with achieving their goals.
Audience: This training is intended only for Georgia CPS-MH. Preference will be given to Certified Peer Specialists currently working directly with peers in Peer Support and other community-based services.
Presenters: Experienced facilitators from the National Council for Behavioral Health will conduct the training.
Please Note: This is a two-day training and participants selected for this training are required to attend both days.
Wednesday June 9, 2021
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday June 10, 2021
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
April 26, 2021
Online Via Zoom. Participants understand that in order to receive credit for this training, functioning and enabled video and audio connections are required for the duration of the training.
Cost: There is no cost to this training.
Contact: For more information, contact Denise by email firstname.lastname@example.org