The Copeland Center is now an approved CPS training vendor by the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) and the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB).
The Copeland Center is proud to bring its unique peer-run recovery trainings around the world. With trained Wellness Ambassadors and facilitators in France, the Netherlands, Ireland, Scotland, Hong Kong, Japan and more, we now have the opportunity to support Recovery and Wellness in Ghana and Nigeria.
This members-only webinar with Executive Director Matthew Federici will be an interactive session exploring the research, best practices and personal applications of key wellness concepts we can chose to bring into our leadersh
by Crystal Brinkley
The Community Inclusion course was extremely refreshing to me personally as a consumer as well as professionally. I am very eager to see and be a part of the growth of this movement! It was invigorating to learn of an even greater holistic model for health and wellness. I thoroughly enjoyed the three day process including all the materials, the presenters and the diversity of interactive modalities used. The surveys and breakout groups were so helpful each in their own unique ways! Even having to present my wellness story in terms of impactful domains of participation was rewarding, especially after doing the exercise linking experiences back to childhood. By reframing my experiences in this way, I felt an even greater purpose and value in not just what I'm doing but why - it's given me even more meaning and empowerment for the domains I'm currently active in.
by Linda Meyer
As I continue with my own wellness transformation journey, I realize more and more each day how I have really become a different person. I am breaking the chain from my past struggles and triggers that try to challenge me today and I am accomplishing this because of the important life changing concept of WRAP that came into my life 6 years ago.
The mission of the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery is to promote personal, organizational, and community wellness and empowerment. We focus on shifting the system of mental health care toward a prevention and recovery focus.
Mary Ellen quickly realized she was not going to be able to spread this by herself, thus the Facilitator Training was born. I was in the first Vermont facilitator training and co-facilitated the second one in Vermont with Mary Ellen. These were similar to and yet different from the trainings of today. Many people who took those early trainings had never done anything like facilitating, and for many this was their first job in a long time. People like me who had done educational trainings had never self-disclosed and saw trainings through a system’s lens even though we were peers. It was not a simple or smooth beginning, but we believed so strongly in WRAP’s ability to change people’s lives that we struggled on.
I am Jane Winterling, Director of the Vermont Recovery Education Project with The Copeland Center. I am a baby boomer, the oldest of 5, and I was born right after WW II into a small farming village in New York state - into a culture of keeping secrets. Independence and strength were to be cultivated and problems were better left alone.
Needless to say I did not fit in to this reserved community and I learned early on that to keep myself and my family safe I needed to become invisible and disappear just like so many other people did in the community. No one knew there was such a thing as mental health challenges. People just disappeared or drank. Now we call it isolation and addiction.