ACMHA/Magellan Webinar May 24: Whole Health, Wellness, and the Emerging Role of Peers
May 24 ACMHA/Magellan Webinar:
Whole Health, Wellness, and the Emerging Role of Peers
ACMHA: The College for Behavioral Health Leadership and Magellan Health Services invite you to attend the first webinar in its 2012 series featuring national topics and speakers in the public sector behavioral health arena.
On May 24 Tom Lane, CRPS will present Whole Health, Wellness, and the Emerging Role of Peers.
People living with serious psychiatric disabilities die, on average, 25 years earlier than the general population. During the past few years, peer-to-peer supports focusing on whole health and wellness have been developed to equip people with skills to pursue self-determined goals and make lifestyle changes to improve personal health. This workshop will review the factors contributing to early death, provide an overview of chronic disease self-management projects, explore whole health and wellness projects for people living with psychiatric disabilities, and highlight future implications.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Identify the leading cause of death among people living with serious mental illness,
Identify at least three key functions of effective peer support within a peer diabetes self-management project,
Describe at least three elements of the Peer Support Whole Health approach,
Identify the five Keys to Success of the Peer Support Whole Health approach, and
Understand the eight Dimensions of Wellness.
The webinar is from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT. Registration is free to ACMHA members and is available online here. Pre-registration is required to receive access information.