Peer Specialist Whole Health and Resiliency Training

A report issued in 2006 by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) stated that individuals served by public mental health services live an average of 25 years less than the general population. In Texas, this disparity is 29 years. This two day PSWHR training teaches Certified Peer Specialists (must have previously been certified by Via Hope) the relationship between physical and mental health and the importance of working to support the whole person. Peer specialists learn how to help people set and achieve health goals and how to help them build resiliency by practicing the “relaxation response,” an easy to learn exercise that help individuals effectively deal with stress.

The dates for the next Peer Specialist Whole Health and Resiliency Training are February 28 - March 1, and the deadline is February 14th. If you are interested in finding out more, please view the application here: