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 Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator training is all about how to train and prepare WRAP® Facilitators. It is a workshop for experienced facilitators with an in-depth knowledge and thorough mastery of both WRAP and facilitation skills.

Course Description: This is a one-day overview conference on the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) intended as a kickoff for systems implementation and formations of post conference implementation teams.

Course Description: This course is a highly interactive and experiential workshop for two days designed for systems transformation leaders who want to implement WRAP® focused programming through effective supervision and program development.

Course description: WRAP Seminar I (16+ hours) is for anyone who wants to learn about WRAP® and begin to incorporate it into their life to improve personal wellness and achieve an improved quality of life.

WRAP Facilitation is a training program developed and implemented by the Copeland Center for Wellness & Recovery based on a decade of ongoing collaboration with WRAP and Recovery Books, feedback from WRAP facilitators and people with a lived experience in recovery.

The Copeland Center in collabortation with other organizations hosts regularly scheduled online webinars on topics related to WRAP, peer support, and building programs.



"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