Program Implementation

 Creating A Taking Action for Whole Health & Wellbeing Program 
1. Taking Action for Whole Health & Wellbeing Course 

This beginning course is co-facilitated by Certified Copeland Center Taking Action  Co-facilitators using SAMHSA's Taking Action curriculum. This program is designed to lead people through what they need, want, and can do to support their own well-being and recovery.  This program is based on SAMHSA's Action Planning for Prevention and Recovery booklet.  Various research studies support this kind of approach to mental health recovery, addiction recovery, and wellness.   

2. Taking Action Co-Facilitation 

This certificate course is co-facilitated by Certified Wellbeing Mentors® using the Copeland Center’s evidence and experiential-based peer strategies. Participants in this certificate course are provided with the Taking Action guide developed by SAMHSA, led under contract with Mary Ellen Copeland with input from 15 peers in recovery from mental health, addictions, and co-occurring challenges.  Participants will learn how to use this manual to facilitate wellness and action planning for prevention and recovery workshops using techniques that support a core set of values and ethics. This program is based on two or more trained co-facilitators following a defined checklist of values and ethics. Trained Taking Action Co-Facilitators will learn in this course how to train and mentor their community members to lead groups using the Taking Action curriculum.  

3. Certified Wellbeing Mentorship Course

This certificate course is co-facilitated solely by the Copeland Center team of international co-facilitators with several years of experience in the facilitation, consulting, and mentoring of others in wellness programming. Participants build on their experience as Copeland Center Co-Facilitators using various educational curricula in order to conduct Copeland Center train-the-trainer courses and 1:1 mentorship in their community or agency. Certification requires demonstration of prior co-facilitation experience via submission of evaluations, successful completion of a knowledge assessment, and mentoring. This workshop is for individuals seeking to advance their skills, knowledge, and practices in promoting wellness, peer support, and community inclusion.  Applicants shall have significant prior experience co-facilitating groups following the values and ethics, and process a strong knowledge based on wellness, recovery, peer support, and community inclusion.  

The Copeland Center has a variety of different trainings that provide both support to individuals and empower participants to create comprehensive support groups in their own communities.

This certificate program is designed with participation in a 1.5 hour webinar followed by three day, in-person experiential workshop and followed up with a certification knowledge assessment and mentoring/technical assistance via video co

Vermont Recovery Education Project is a program of the Copeland Center. The Copeland Center offers training, technical assistance, and opportunities for networking to increase recovery oriented services, learn more about practical steps to wellness, and build peer leadership. 

Presented by Gina Calhoun

We have incredible new engagement strategies in our mental health system today!  Sometimes we forget about the basics.  This workshop will focus on moving beyond the traditional provider ‘roles’ and toward relationships.

Course Description:  This online course is for anyone who wants to learn about

Certified Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitators number more than 500 individuals, a community dedicated to expand, unite, and strengthen the Copeland Center's mission to promote the Values and Ethics of WRAP® for everyone.

Join experienced recovery educators for a week of activities, workshops, and fun while expanding your wellness toolbox, trying new things, and focusing on your personal wellness. Recovery educators will be on hand to support participants in writing and expanding their WRAPs.

WRAP Facilitation is a training program developed and implemented by the Copeland Center for Wellness & Recovery based on ongoing consultation with Mary Ellen Copeland, her associates, Mental Health Recovery and WRAP facilitators and people with a lived experience in recovery.

The Copeland Center's annual conference brings together people in recovery, peer specialists, professionals, and supporters. Learn more about how WRAP works with kids, veterans, healing trauma, people with addictions, transition age youth, people from a multitude of different cultures.

For those of us who have experienced trauma, many things can be triggering. By creating a plan that empowers us to determine what works well for us is a trauma-informed practice. As an evidence based practice (Cooke, et al, 2009) it is recommended that WRAP® classes are to be provided by peers, those with lived experience. Making a connection based on shared experience offers the most hope for others when what works is seen as present in the Facilitator’s experience.



"I work at the Life Reaching Across to Life Center in Fremont, California. It is a peer-run center where everyone there including me and the center director is a mental health peer.  I've been working there for about 12 years. Many of the people who come to our center are on disability due to their serious mental health problems. When I first started working there, a number of the people were going into the psychiatric hospital 3 or 4 or more times a year when they were having a mental health crisis.

About 2007 we started offering a group at our center.  It meets once a week, talking about wellness tools, daily maintenance, triggers, early warning signs, and what to do when things get worse. Since we have started, to the best of my recollection, there have been only 2 hospitalizations."

Barbara Meyers