You can view our past webinars here:
Promoting Physical Activity: A National Conversation
We’ve heard the statistics. Individuals living with mental health conditions are at greater risk for physical health conditions, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Physical inactivity is a prevalent issue among the general population and is equally concerning for individuals with mental health conditions.There are physical activity guidelines, intervention ideas, and even reduced fees for gym memberships. But overwhelmingly, a national shift towards physical activity in mental health has not occurred. That’s not to say great things aren’t happening!
We want to hear from you!
We want to hear from consumers about strategies they use to increase physical activity. What works, what doesn’t work? What barriers do you experience?
We want to hear from providers about how they promote physical activity and exercise within your organization. How do you support consumers to increase their own physical activity. Are there barriers you face or observe as a provider that prevent consumer engagement in physical activity?
How can we help?!
As an individual with lived experience, what tools or resources would help you increase engagement in physical activity? Are there resources that would help you advocate for supports to increase physical activity?
As a provider, are there trainings, protocols, or other informational resources that would help you support the physical activity goals of individuals with living with mental health conditions?
Join us for this National Conversation! Let’s change the momentum and move physical activity forward!
With your input, we will begin to develop additional resources and training guides to better support individuals with mental health conditions to increase physical activity. Your input matters!
Supporting College Students with Psychiatric Disabilities
Compared to other students, people with serious mental illnesses are nearly twice as likely to withdraw from college before finishing their degree. Disability Services Offices around the country frequently are looking for new ideas and approaches to supporting these students. The Temple University Collaborative is a national leader in this area and has developed a webinar that focuses on the experiences of college students with significant mental health issues, the supports that are most helpful to these students, factors that promote students’ use of disability support services, and barriers to the students’ use of disability support services.
The Role of Peer Specialists in Promoting Community Inclusion
This session offers peer specialists and their supervisors an opportunity to better understand the principles of community inclusion and the roles that peer specialists can play in promoting the full participation of the individuals they serve in community life.
National, state, and local consumer leaders will highlight their work with the Temple University Collaborative in the development and delivery of advanced training to better prepare peer specialists in meeting service recipient needs for support in attaining competitive employment, participating in the religious congregation of their choice, and responding to behavioral health crises.
So You Wanna Host an Activity Fair?
People with mental health conditions often feel more isolated and less engaged in meaningful community roles than the general population. Community fairs can increase individuals’ knowledge of resources and strategies to access them. These events can challenge consumers to set personal activity goals and plan for participation. Community fairs also help to raise awareness of the needs of consumers and provide a chance to challenge potentially negative attitudes held by other community members. This webinar will discuss our experiences hosting two different activity fairs. We will have suggestions on what, why, and how to host your own!
National Webinar on Community Inclusion Policy Development
Mental Health America (MHA) and The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion (TUC) held a 1-hour long webinar to discuss the recent publication of two new documents designed to assist behavioral managed care companies and their county and state partners in mental health service delivery in promoting community inclusion policies, programs, and practices for individuals with mental health conditions.The webinar helps individuals to learn more about these publications and vein a national discussion on these topics.
Welcoming Work Environments
The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion held a 1-hour long webinar focusing on strategies for creating more welcoming work environments within mental health agencies for staff members with mental health conditions. Creating and maintaining a positive, supportive, and welcoming work environment is essential in fostering a positive work life for all employees.
Parenting With a Mental Illness
The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion held a 1-Hour long webinar focusing on Parenting with a Mental Illness. Various factors such as discrimination, lack of supports, and high levels of stress can all lead to complications as a Parent with a Mental Illness. During the webinar, we discussed strategies parents can use, findings from our Parenting Internet Education study, and discuss our new Parenting Online Education resource, which will allow parents from all over to get information for children under the age of 18.
Helping People Connect: The Role of Peer Specialists
The Temple University Collaborative held a 1-hour webinar to discuss the role that peer specialists can play in helping the people with whom they work, connect to the religious congregations of their choice. We recently re-issued the document Helping People Connect to the Religious Congregations of Their Choice: The Role of Peer Specialists which recognizes the important role that faith and fellowship play in the lives of many peers and recommends specific strategies for peer specialists to pursue to make those connections a reality.
The Temple Collaborative now invites you into a national conversation on the topic asking:
- What have been your experiences – as a peer or peer specialist – in connecting to mainstream religious groups?
- What strategies have you developed to help other peers successfully become a part of religious congregations?
- What are the roles the peer specialists can and should – or cannot and should not – play in this sensitive arena?
Making Self-Directed Care a Reality
The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, and the Center for Mental Health Services Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, invite you to participate in a webinar detailing two new manuals on self-directed care. Both manuals provide readers with an in-depth, detailed look at the policies, procedures, and practices needed to develop self-directed care initiatives in local communities across the country. The webinar is designed to review the need for self-directed care initiatives, the operations of both the Texas and Pennsylvania programs, the encouraging research results from both initiatives, manual content, and the availability of technical assistance to support replication from both Temple University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Jump Starting Community Inclusion
The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion invites you to watch a one-hour webinar detailing ten key strategies to promote effective community inclusion policies, programs, and practices that can be used by state, county, and provider community mental health services. The presenters, who have a broad background in research, training, and consultation in the field – share their decade-long experiences in facilitating the recognition, definition, and attainment of community inclusion outcomes for individuals living with serious mental health conditions.
Get Moving! The importance of Physical Activity
The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion invites you to watch a 30-minute webinar on promoting physical activity for consumers. Individuals with mental health conditions often lead a predominantly sedentary lifestyle, which contributes to poor physical and mental health. This informational webinar will cover the health impacts of sedentary behavior, the benefits of physical activity, and strategies to support consumers to increase independent participation in physical activity.