Peerlink National Technical

Assistance Center is made possible by grant funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Grant # SM095599

Peerlink is proud to have hosted this year's Wellness Works Initiative!

Wellness Works Initiative at Alternatives 2013

Peerlink was honored to be asked by the National Empowerment Center, host of Alternatives 2013 in Austin, Texas, December 4-8, to have the Wellness Works Initiative featured during the Thursday Awards Luncheon in front of the entire Alternatives attendee audience as well as hosting a health & wellnes exhibit in the main lobby of the Hyatt Regency.

Complete Wellness Works Initiative Presenation

Wellness Works Presentation
Adobe Acrobat Document [6.9 MB]

Wellness Works Initiative

National Wellness Week

September 16-22, 2013


What is National Wellness Week?


As part of National Recovery Month, SAMHSA is launching the third annual National Wellness Week from September 16-22, 2013 to promote the many ways that social inclusion, trauma-informed care, and the Eight Dimensions of Wellness can improve quality of life and increase life expectancy for people diagnosed with mental health issues.


During National Wellness Week, we aim to inspire individuals to improve one's

physical health behavior, while exploring their talents, skills, interests, social

connections, and environment to incorporate other dimensions of wellness. We will mobilize peer-run, faith-based and other community organizations, as well as mental health, substance addiction and physical healthcare providers to host events or promote messages encouraging the Eight Dimensions of Wellness (Emotional, Financial, Social, Spiritual, Occupational, Physical, Intellectual, and Environmental).


Wellness Works Initiative


As part of National Wellness Week (September 16-22, 2013), Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center, the National Empowerment Center, and the other Consumer and Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Centers—the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse, NAMI Star Center, and the Family Cafe TA Center –invite you to submit a piece of original creative work expressing what wellness means in your lives and for your communities.