Who We Are

    • The Wellness Management & Recovery Project was funded in July 2005 by the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH).

 

  • WMR Project was housed in a Coordinating Center of Excellence to promote the implementation and dissemination of WMR as a clinical best practice that addresses critical needs of adults living with psychiatric and co-occurring substance use and physical health disorders.

  • The WMR Program is a manualized group intervention built upon evidence-based clinical practices, including psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral interventions.
  • Since 2005, the WMR CCOE has engaged diverse organizations with a commitment to consumer directed care, multicultural competency, and holistic wellness.

  • 2006 – Six initial pilot sites began implementing WMR. These included two consumer-operated agencies and four community mental health centers.

  • 2007 – Five additional sites began implementing WMR. These included a Vocational Rehabilitation Center and a psychiatric in-patient hospital.

  • The WMR Program is delivered in the context of ongoing psychiatric, substance use, and support services provided to the individual.

  • All WMR groups are co-facilitated by an agency staff person and a person in recovery (peer).

  • The WMR Program has been tested as an open-clinical trial and has demonstrated efficacy in supporting individual recovery across diverse organizational settings including clinical-based and consumer operated

  • Individuals identify and begin to achieve personal goals, develop an informed and collaborative approach to managing their treatment, and achieve an overall healthier lifestyle.

  • WMR Project has incorporated peer/consumer engagement and leadership at every level (from planning to implementation, to evaluation) of its design.