Whole Health Action Management

March 11, 2021

Prepare your peer consultants to improve the health of your clients and counter the high incidence of chronic physical health conditions — such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity — among people living with mental health and substance use challenges with the Whole Health Action Management (WHAM).

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Peer consultants/counselors

Our WHAM training is a peer-centered, strengths-based program developed to promote whole health self-management for those living with chronic physical and behavioral health challenges. Participants learn to identify strengths, develop weekly action plans and better identify and implement whole health practices to more effectively foster behavior change among complex clients.

This peer-led program promotes self-management to create and sustain new health behavior. The WHAM program offers peer services providers the materials, tools and ongoing technical assistance to implement WHAM at your organization. WHAM facilitators are linked to a national listserv to foster ongoing peer support, share tips and tools for success, and provide new resources for peer services and integrated health. 

Live Virtual Trainings or In-person2 days8-30$450 for Individuals
Group Rates Available
Certificate of Completion


“This training was very informative, fresh and new. I will be able to take the information I’ve learned and apply it to my own life. Thank you to all the facilitators for doing a great job!” 

“It was a pleasure to interact with other peers and facilitators. Increased my confidence in future facilitating a WHAM group.”

“This was one of the best trainings I’ve been part of. The combination of new information that I can use with the practices that I’ve developed will be an enormously powerful experience for me as well as the people I work with. Thank you so much. A perfect mix of information, honesty, humor and real life! One of the best online trainings I have done.”

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Whole Health Action Management FAQs

What can I expect to learn at the training/workshop?
  • Participants will leave the training being able to:
    • Identify strengths and supports in 10 science-based whole health and resiliency factors.
    • Write concise whole health goals and action plans based on person-centered planning.
    • Participate in peer support to create new health behaviors.
    • Prepare for basic whole health screenings.
    • Use shared decision-making skills and tools for better engagement with doctors.
What size groups can your training accommodate?
  • We can accommodate group sizes of up to 30 participants.
Do you offer group rates?
  • Yes! Group rates are available. Contact us to learn more.
How can I register multiple people at the same time?
  • Please register each person individually to ensure that each participant can receive their unique login link.
  • *Please note that if the individual login link is shared with anyone else, the original registrant will not be able to access the training.
Can I tailor the training to my organization and bring the training in-house?
  • Yes! We are committed to closely collaborating with you and your organization to customize our program of training. Our goal is to fully align with your unique needs and objectives to ensure the highest level of satisfaction and success.
My organization doesn’t have PayPal and/or I don’t have access to a credit card, are there other payment options?
  • No, unfortunately not at this time. We do not send invoices for payment or accept checks.
What is your training cancellation policy?
  • For national trainings, registrants have the option to cancel their registration up until the training occurs. A link to cancel your registration is found in your automated confirmation email sent upon registration.
  • For group training cancellations, please email your point of contact.
Do you offer Certificates of Completion?
  • Yes! We offer Certificates of Completion to all workshop participants that have successfully completed the training upon request.
Do you offer Continuing Education Credits (e.g., CEU’s, CE’s)?
  • While we do not offer continuing education or professional development credits (CEUs, CEs, etc.) directly, we are happy to provide you with the necessary documentation for you to submit to your relevant accrediting body to obtain credits (i.e., Certificates of completion, training agenda, trainer bio/credentials, etc.).
What are the technical requirements for your Live Virtual Trainings?
  • To participate in our Live Virtual Trainings, attendees must have access to a computer or laptop equipped with video and audio functions, with the ability to connect to the Zoom platform.
Who is the National Council for Mental Wellbeing?
  • Founded in 1969, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that works on behalf of over 3,300 mental health and substance use service providers across America to create a stronger, better-funded, more integrated approach to mental health and substance use care. We believe that healthy minds create strong communities.

Additional questions? Contact us.


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