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Wellbeing Initiative, Inc.
Who We Are
Wellbeing Initiative Inc. is a non-profit organization developed, driven, and run by peers. By offering a variety of face to face trainings, peer-support opportunities, and community involvement. Wellbeing Initiative Inc. 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 education. 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, strengths-based way.
Peer Support Specialists are people with lived experience with 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 relationships.
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, strengths, and personal wellbeing. This, in turn, allows us to interact more fully with the community, navigate education, employment, and health resources more effectively, and exercise self-advocacy.
The Mission of Wellbeing Initiative, Inc. is to empower individuals living with mental health and substance use challenges to reach their fullest potential. We strive to do this by cultivating communities through training, education, and opportunities for success.
The Vision of Wellbeing Initiative, Inc.:
-Providing high quality training, continuing education, and a virtual platform for relationship building to Peer Support Specialists and individuals with behavioral health challenges.
– Creating innovative programs and policy change across the state to support the professional development of Peer Support Specialists.
– Offering quality support, technical assistance, and partnership opportunities to agencies throughout the state to change organizational policy and culture to be person-centered, recovery-oriented, and trauma informed.
Authenticity- A culture where authenticity and understanding around lived experience and organizational decision making is identified and valued as a necessary strength in leadership.
Integrity-The direction of the organization and all programs therein uphold the qualities of honesty and ethical principles.
Strengths Based – The development of innovative programs and training utilizes people’s strengths to reach their fullest potential.
Empowered Advocacy- Education and statewide advocacy promotes the advancement of peer delivered services, recovery oriented practices, and peer leaders.
Community- Programs and partnerships are all inclusive and diversely collaborative with individuals and agencies throughout the community.
“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 Initiative, Inc. to positively affect Behavioral Health Services by developing and implementing programs designed to build a well-informed community of peers committed to recovery.
Nebraska Coalition for Peer Delivered Services
Wellbeing Initiative, Inc. 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 town hall meetings, trainings, or participating in our surveys and questionnaires.
For additional information please contact the NCPDS team at NCPDS@winitiative.org.
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How to Become a Board Member
Wellbeing Initiative, Inc. is a non-profit organization developed, driven, and run by peers. Serving on the Wellbeing Initiative, Inc. 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 Initiative, Inc., we welcome you to apply to become a board member.