Aug 122013

Peerlink is proud to host this year’s Wellness Works Initiative!

Call for Submissions!

Submit your original creative work on wellness!

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 fromSeptember 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.   Your submissions will help raise public awareness about the importance of embracing a wellness-based perspective, in mental health services as well as our communities at large.

Submission guidelines:

– Submissions are due September 9, 2013.

– Selected works will be showcased on the web.

– Please email your original submissions to: href="wellnessworks2013atgmaildotcom" target="_blank">

– or mail to:
Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center

Attn: Wellness Works 2013

10150 SE Ankeny St. Suite 201A

Portland, OR 97216

Submissions can include:

One poem (limit 3 pages)

One piece of visual art (attached as a .JPEG or .PDF file)

One song (attached as an .MP3 file)

One digital video (5 minutes or less; send YouTube/other hyperlink or .MP4 digitalvideo file)

Along with your submission, feel free to submit links to your personal/community websites and/or Twitter/YouTube/other social media pages.

Email any questions to wellnessworks2013atgmaildotcom  (wellnessworks2013atgmaildotcom)   or call 1-888-820-0138