Skip Navigation

Whole Health Action Management: Peer Support Training Participant Guide


Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) is a training program and peer support group model designed to encourage resiliency, wellness, and self-management of physical and behavioral health among people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

The WHAM participant guide helps participants set a concise whole health goal, learn skills for whole health self-management, and understand “5 keys to success” for creating new health habits. The guide focuses on facilitating weekly WHAM peer support group sessions and is designed to engage participants in a process known as person-centered planning.

The WHAM participant guide has four parts:
  • Session 1: Welcome and overview
  • Sessions 2-6: Person-centered planning process in 10 whole health and resiliency factors
  • Session 7: Health risk, screening, and shared decisionmaking
  • Sessions 8-10: 5 keys to success

Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat ReaderĀ® software External Web Site Policy.)


SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

Funding Sources

Health Resources and Services Administration; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.)

QualityTool Topic



  • Release Date: 04/2012
  • Original Summary: 04/2014
Disclaimer: The inclusion of a tool in the Innovations Exchange does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or Westat of the tool or of the submitter or developer of the tool. Read more.

Last updated: May 07, 2014.