Physical Wellness for Work: A Guide for Peer Specialists

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Support Website
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

Doors to Wellbeing
Dr. Judith Cook and Dr. Margaret Swarbrick

Training Overview Description

Too many people with behavioral health challenges are not working or work in jobs that are not satisfying or stimulating because they have physical health issues that get in the way. Success at work requires a level of stamina, energy, and concentration that can be hard to sustain without daily wellness habits and routines.

Physical Wellness for Work is a manual of activities and information for increasing workplace health and well-being. Developed for people in recovery who are living with a mental health condition, peer specialists can use this as a self-guided tool or as a tool to help others think about how their wellness affects their ability to get and keep a job. Join Dr. Cook and Dr. Swarbrick for this webinar to learn more about this free resource along with how to access training and technical assistance for using it.

Event-specific Details

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how the concepts of health and wellness apply to worker productivity and satisfaction.
  • Learn how to develop daily health habits that support you on the job.
  • Learn how information and activities in the manual Physical Wellness for Work can be taught to others.
  • Learn who can use the manual, how it works, what resources are required, what level of teaching experienced is needed, and how to get ready to offer it to others.

This webinar is offered in collaboration with UIC Center on Integrated Healthcare & Self-Directed Recovery.

Registration Information

This webinar repeats on July 28 and August 25, 2020