Peer Organized ⋅Peer Driven ⋅ Peer Run

Wellbeing Initiatives Inc.

Who We Are

Wellbeing Initiatives is a non-profit organization developed, driven, and run by peers. By offering a variety of on-site trainings, peer-support opportunities, and community involvement, Wellbeing Initiatives aims to encourage our community of peers to reach beyond themselves to find purpose and potential in the challenges we face.

We have recognized a need in our community and strive to meet that need through peer support. Peer Support is an approach to recovery in which people with lived experience of mental health and substance use challenges learn and grow together in a recovery focused environment.

Peer Support Specialists are people with lived experience of mental health and substance use challenges who have received intensive training and have completed the certification process to be a certified Peer Support Specialist in the state of Nebraska. As a Peer Support Specialist they are able to promote wellness and recovery through mutual relationship.

Through this social connection, people with mental health and substance use challenges are encouraged to develop skills in a non-clinical environment that fosters the growth of natural support networks. This, in turn, allows us to interact more fully with the community, navigate education, employment, and health resources more effectively, and exercise self-advocacy.

Mission

The Mission of Wellbeing Initiatives is to empower individuals living with mental health and substance use challenges to reach their fullest potential. We strive to do this by supporting peer’s right to be the expert in their own recovery.

Vision

The Vision of Wellbeing Initiatives is to provide individuals with access to comprehensive programs, education, and opportunities for growth that will produce a well-established community of peers capable of affecting positive change and growth in behavioral health services across the state.

Values Philosophy

The Values Philosophy of Wellbeing Initiatives is based in the belief that a well-informed, adequately supported, and purpose-driven community of peers will result in a higher quality of life, greater independence, and more effective use of professional services. Wellbeing Initiatives is striving to provide alternatives to higher levels of care, fight stigma, address institutionalized thinking and language, and promote self-advocacy.

“I could walk a mile in your shoes. But I already know they’re just as uncomfortable as mine. Let’s walk next to each other instead.”

– Lynda Meyers

What We Do

It is the goal of Wellbeing Initiatives to positively affect Behavioral Health Services in Lincoln, and across the state, by developing and implementing programs designed to build a well-informed community of peers committed to recovery.

Nebraska Coalition for Peer Delivered Services

Wellbeing Initiatives has been awarded a grant through SAMSHA to develop The Nebraska Coalition for Peer Delivered Services (NCPDS). The NCPDS connects individuals and organizations providing peer services across the state in an effort to build the capacity and sustainability of peer efforts in Nebraska. Click Here to Find Out More About NCPDS!

Your feedback will drive this project and we hope to see you at one of our Townhall meetings, trainings, or participating in our surveys or questionnaires.

For additional information please contact the NCPDS team at NCPDS@winitiative.org.

Contact Our Team

Matt Walters

Executive Director

mwalters@winitiative.org

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How to Become a Board Member

Wellbeing Initiatives is a non-profit organization developed, driven, and run by peers. Serving on the Wellbeing Initiative Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about our Mission. The Board of Directors is responsible for the organization’s financial well-being and accountability, ensuring that our activities are consistent with our mission.

 If you share the same passion and vision as Wellbeing Initiatives, we welcome you to apply to become a board member.

PEER ORGANIZED • PEER DRIVEN • PEER RUN

Stay tuned for more information regarding our website and combined efforts across the state to bring peers and peer support specialists together as one cohesive group. Contact Us for More Info!

NCPDS@winitiative.org

Wellbeing Initiatives, Inc. 3900 Old Cheney Rd, Suite 201-300, Lincoln NE 68516