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Spring Into Occupational Wellness Webinar (Training Teleconference)

Start Date: June 12, 2014
End Date: June 12, 2014
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Spring Into Occupational Wellness Webinar (Training Teleconference)

Thursday, June 12, at 3 p.m. EDT

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OVERVIEW
To promote recovery and social inclusion in communities, SAMHSA's Wellness Initiative supports embracing the Eight Dimensions of Wellness. These dimensions include the emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of an individual's life.

This year, the Wellness Initiative is focusing on the occupational dimension of wellness, as a natural follow-up to last year's focus on financial wellness. Approximately 60 to 80 percent of individuals with mental illness are unemployed. For individuals with severe mental illness, this number can rise to approximately 90 percent. Along with the advantages of a steady income, employment can also positively impact an individual's recovery through social and emotional benefits.

However, occupational wellness is more than employment----it fosters health and wellness within any occupation of an individual's time, including volunteering, teaching others a skill, and more. Many individuals thrive through giving back to their communities as they continue their recovery and wellness journeys.

SPEAKERS

  • Deborah Becker, M.Ed., CRC, associate professor, community and family medicine and psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.
  • Susan Bergeson, vice president, consumer and family affairs, Optum.
  • Peggy Swarbrick, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA, director, Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey Wellness Institute; and part-time assistant professor, Rutgers School of Health Related Professions' Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions.
  • Charles Willis, project director, Georgia Whole Health Workforce Development, Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Goal: This Webinar will inform and inspire individuals, families, organizations, and communities to take action toward improving overall wellness and occupational wellness. It will also increase awareness of the latest and most effective wellness and occupational wellness tools, programs, initiatives, and services specifically designed for peers and persons in recovery and those working in behavioral health settings.

This Webinar will provide an overview of:

  • SAMHSA's Wellness Initiative and the Eight Dimensions of Wellness;
  • The concept of occupational wellness and its relevance to any individual's life;
  • The magnitude of unemployment, discrimination in workplaces, and lack of occupational wellness among individuals with mental and substance use disorders;
  • The effectiveness of whole-person wellness and occupational wellness programs in both peer-run and provider organizations;
  • Peer-specific employment such as certified peer specialist, recovery coach, and community health worker; and
  • The personal stories of peers with experience in improving their occupational wellness, and thus, their overall wellness.

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Peers and persons in recovery, current and past recipients of mental health and substance abuse services, and family members;
  • Peer-run and provider organizations;
  • Community- and faith-based organizations that support individuals with mental and substance use disorders;
  • Staff of State and county mental health departments;
  • Behavioral health and primary care providers; and
  • Occupational health and wellness specialists.

The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) does not endorse or attest to the quality of the content. Questions regarding content, recordings, and additional information should be directed to the host organization and/or presenter.

Contact Email:
Description:
More Info Url:
Registration Url: http://www.esi-bethesda.com/wellnessteleconference/

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« Back to Calendar of Events

Webinar Details

Spring Into Occupational Wellness Webinar (Training Teleconference)

Start Date: June 12, 2014
End Date: June 12, 2014
Location:
Event Details:

Spring Into Occupational Wellness Webinar (Training Teleconference)

Thursday, June 12, at 3 p.m. EDT

REGISTER >>

OVERVIEW
To promote recovery and social inclusion in communities, SAMHSA's Wellness Initiative supports embracing the Eight Dimensions of Wellness. These dimensions include the emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of an individual's life.

This year, the Wellness Initiative is focusing on the occupational dimension of wellness, as a natural follow-up to last year's focus on financial wellness. Approximately 60 to 80 percent of individuals with mental illness are unemployed. For individuals with severe mental illness, this number can rise to approximately 90 percent. Along with the advantages of a steady income, employment can also positively impact an individual's recovery through social and emotional benefits.

However, occupational wellness is more than employment----it fosters health and wellness within any occupation of an individual's time, including volunteering, teaching others a skill, and more. Many individuals thrive through giving back to their communities as they continue their recovery and wellness journeys.

SPEAKERS

  • Deborah Becker, M.Ed., CRC, associate professor, community and family medicine and psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.
  • Susan Bergeson, vice president, consumer and family affairs, Optum.
  • Peggy Swarbrick, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA, director, Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey Wellness Institute; and part-time assistant professor, Rutgers School of Health Related Professions' Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions.
  • Charles Willis, project director, Georgia Whole Health Workforce Development, Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Goal: This Webinar will inform and inspire individuals, families, organizations, and communities to take action toward improving overall wellness and occupational wellness. It will also increase awareness of the latest and most effective wellness and occupational wellness tools, programs, initiatives, and services specifically designed for peers and persons in recovery and those working in behavioral health settings.

This Webinar will provide an overview of:

  • SAMHSA's Wellness Initiative and the Eight Dimensions of Wellness;
  • The concept of occupational wellness and its relevance to any individual's life;
  • The magnitude of unemployment, discrimination in workplaces, and lack of occupational wellness among individuals with mental and substance use disorders;
  • The effectiveness of whole-person wellness and occupational wellness programs in both peer-run and provider organizations;
  • Peer-specific employment such as certified peer specialist, recovery coach, and community health worker; and
  • The personal stories of peers with experience in improving their occupational wellness, and thus, their overall wellness.

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Peers and persons in recovery, current and past recipients of mental health and substance abuse services, and family members;
  • Peer-run and provider organizations;
  • Community- and faith-based organizations that support individuals with mental and substance use disorders;
  • Staff of State and county mental health departments;
  • Behavioral health and primary care providers; and
  • Occupational health and wellness specialists.

The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) does not endorse or attest to the quality of the content. Questions regarding content, recordings, and additional information should be directed to the host organization and/or presenter.

Contact Email:
Description:
More Info Url:
Registration Url: http://www.esi-bethesda.com/wellnessteleconference/

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