The primary goal of Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) training is to teach skills to support peers to better self-manage chronic physical health conditions and behavioral health challenges to achieve whole health.
There are two major components to the WHAM 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 second component of the training 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 the whole health goal.
Pass a certification test, which will be administered at the end of the two-day training.
Engage peers in setting whole health goals and supporting them in achieving their goals.
This is a two-day, 10-session training, and is presented by experienced facilitators from the National Council for Behavioral Health. Participants are required to attend both days and complete the certification test in order to be certified as a Whole Health Action Management facilitator by the National Council for Behavioral Health, which enables graduates to utilize the WHWC credential for Peer Support Whole Health and Wellness Services provided by Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities service providers.
This training is intended only for Georgia Certified Peer Specialists-Mental Health. Preference will be given to CPSs currently working directly with peers in Peer Support and other community-based services.
This training was developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Health Resources and Services Administration Center for Integrated Health Solutions, and is provided by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network with funding through a contract with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities service providers.
To learn more about WHAM, please visit the SAMHSA website HERE.
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