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NatCon 20

NatCon20 will be in Austin, TX.  We are looking forward to seeing you all there April 5-7, 2020!




Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) promotes whole health self-management and strengthens the peer workforce’s role in integrated healthcare delivery.

WHAM prepares the peer workforce to use person-centered planning to set achievable whole health goals and weekly action plans to create new health behavior by engaging in weekly WHAM groups. It also teaches basic health screens for prevention and shared decision making with health professionals.

Founded on researched chronic disease self-management programs such as HARP (Health and Recovery Peer Program) and science-based health and resiliency factors, like the Relaxation Response, WHAM was designed by peers for peers in recovery from mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Mental Health First Aid

One in five Americans has a mental illness or substance use disorder, yet many are reluctant to seek help or simply don’t know where to turn for care. Recognizing mental health and substance use challenges can be difficult, which is why it’s so important for everyone to understand the warning signs and risk factors. Even when friends and family of someone who may be developing a mental illness recognize that something is amiss, they may not know how to intervene or direct the person to proper treatment. All too often, those in need of mental health services do not get them until it is too late. Mental Health First Aid teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The 8-hour course introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact and provides an overview of common treatments.

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Workforce Development

The National Council offers unique, top-notch training and development opportunities for a range of behavioral healthcare staff — from CEOs, CFOs, and medical directors to executive assistants, accountants, and case managers.

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