Whole Health Action Management: Peer Support Training Participant Guide


Whole Health Action Management: Peer Support Training Participant Guide


Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) is a training program and peer support group model designed to encourage resiliency, wellness, and self-management of physical and behavioral health among people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

The WHAM participant guide helps participants set a concise whole health goal, learn skills for whole health self-management, and understand “5 keys to success” for creating new health habits. The guide focuses on facilitating weekly WHAM peer support group sessions and is designed to engage participants in a process known as person-centered planning.

The WHAM participant guide has four parts:

  • Session 1: Welcome and overview
  • Sessions 2-6: Person-centered planning process in 10 whole health and resiliency factors
  • Session 7: Health risk, screening, and shared decisionmaking
  • Sessions 8-10: 5 keys to success


SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

Funding Sources:

Health Resources and Services Administration; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.)


Release Date: 2012
Original Summary: April 2014
Last Updated: 05/07/14

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