Title

To Your Health: Implementation of a Wellness Program for Treatment Staff and Persons with Mental Illness

Department

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2001

Abstract

Persons with mental illness often have poor access to both health promotion and primary care services. Consequently, they are at greater risk for earlier mortality, and comorbid health problems that ultimately impact their community rehabilitation. The “To Your Health” program is a health promotion program, based on the states of change model that was implemented as part of a clubhouse rehabilitation program. The program used personal wellness profiles, health assessments, and personal goal setting to assess the relative wellness of clients and staff in order to increase their awareness of health-promoting behaviors. Additionally opportunities were provided to engage individuals in making changes through participation in activities that provided opportunities to try out new behaviors and to set goals that integrated changes into their lives. The initial findings are reported along with the rationale for the involvement of clients and staff, and the role of health promotion in community rehabilitation of persons with mental illness.

Journal

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

Journal ISSN

0883-9417

Volume

15

Issue

4

First Page

182

Last Page

187

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1053/apnu.2001.25418