Tools And Resources

Several tools and resources are included below. They are organized into the following categories: “Implementation Resources for Organizations,” “Approaches to Supporting Self-Management for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness,” “Training for Clinicians Delivering Self-management support,” and “Tools to Assist Consumers in Self-Management: Problem-solving, Skill Building, and Goal Setting.”

Implementation Resources For Organizations

List of States where Peer Support Services reimbursable under State Medicaid Plan

The List of States where Peer Support Services reimbursable under State Medicaid Plan developed by the Allen Daniels of the Pillars of Peer Support Services Initiative can be used by behavioral health organizations or even states considering using certified peer specialists reimbursable under Medicaid to provide self-management services to their patients.

Health Promotion Programs for Persons with Serious Mental Illness: What Works? A Systematic Review and Analysis of the Evidence Base in Published Research Literature on Exercise and Nutrition Programs.

This review authored by Dr. Stephen Bartels can be used by behavioral health organizations and providers to understand the effectiveness of physical activity and nutrition interventions for person with SMI, including recommendations (e.g., program duration).

Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) Evidence-Based Practices Kit

The IMR Evidence-Based Practices Kit issued by public officials, program leaders, mental health center administrators, and mental health practitioners in developing illness-management and recovery mental health programs that emphasize personal goal-setting and actionable strategies.

Peer support among persons with severe mental illnesses: a review of evidence and experience

This review authored by Larry Davidson of Yale University’s Program for Recovery and Community Health in the School of Medicine can be used by practitioners seeking to use peer support as this review discusses common barriers and concerns program leaders have with respect to peer support and effective strategies for implementing peer services for persons with severe mental illness.

Approaches To Supporting Self-Management For Individuals With Serious Mental Illness

What To Expect When You’re Self-Managing: A Client Handout for Behavioral Health Providers

This client handout is designed to support your conversation with clients on the self-management of chronic conditions. It includes information on the purpose of self-management; what the client should expect from his or her care team; what the client may ask for from natural supports; and resources available to support his or her efforts to self-manage.

Partnering in Self-Management Support: A Toolkit for Clinicians by the New Health Partnerships

This Partnering in Self-Management Support: A Toolkit for Clinicians developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) can be used by organizations implementing self-management support programs using the tools and examples enclosed in this toolkit.

Provider Manual for the Diabetes Literacy and Numeracy Education Toolkit

This toolkit is a compilation of training and patient care tools developed by the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training center for healthcare professionals to use to improve the educational interactions between diabetes providers and their patients.

Training For Clinicians Delivering Self-Management Support

Self-Management Video

This video developed by the Improving Chronic Illness Care (ICIC) Foundation can be used to teach clinicians to goal-set, create an action plan and problem-solve to overcome self-management barriers.

Video on Coaching Patients for Successful Self-Management

This video developed by the California HealthCare foundation’s Team Up for Health Initiative discusses how to develop an action plan to support healthy behavior change to support medication management.

Video on Techniques for Effective Patient Self-Management

This video developed by the California Healthcare Foundation teaches clinicians basic strategies to help patients choose healthy behaviors and transform the patient-provider relationship.

Wellness Trainings

This resource collection from the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions includes links to tools and guides focused on wellness.

Motivating Change Online Programs

These online programs have been created by Kaiser Permanente Regional Health Education Online Learning. These modules address medication adherence, brief negotiation, and chronic conditions including diabetes, hypertension, congestive heart failure, and asthma.

Tools To Assist Consumers In Self-Management: Problem-Solving, Skill Building, And Goal Setting

Action Plan Selection Guide – A Tool For Self-Management Support

The SMS Action Plan Selection Guide identifies core features of available action plans that may be useful to providers as they choose the appropriate action plan for their clients. In addition, the Selection Guide includes peer-reviewed evidence on the effectiveness of each action plan listed, as well as a list of additional resources to help providers better support the self-management of their clients.

Self-Management Success Story Handouts

The six client handouts below feature the success stories of individuals who have used self-management techniques to effectively manage their behavioral health and substance use conditions. The self-management success story handouts are available in English and Spanish.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Program

The WRAP program developed by Mary Ellen Copeland at the Copeland Center can be used by adults to self-manage their illness.

Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) program

Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) program increases consumer ability to problem solve, manage illness and pursue personal recovery goals.

Chronic Disease Self- Management Program (CDSMP)

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) developed by Stanford University can be used by adults with chronic conditions (including SMI) who participated in a six week intervention that is led by a master trainer or leader who has undergone the CDSMP training.

Report Card Tool

The Report Card tool developed by the Greater Nashua Mental Health Center/GNMHC is used by clinicians and consumers to begin discussions about physical health and patient goals and track health and goals over time.

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Integrated Wellness Plan

The Integrated Wellness Plan developed by the Penn Foundation, a specialty behavioral health provider agency in Montgomery County, PA, can be used navigators or other clinicians to develop collaborative goals with consumers and provide follow-up over time.

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Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) Action Plans

WHAM action plans can be used by the consumers to add their goals (including completion date) and 8 weekly action plans to reach goal (includes a confidence scale score). 

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Blank Action Plan

The WRAP action plan developed by Mary Ellen Copeland at the Copeland Center can be used by adult patients/consumers to monitor, reduce and eliminate uncomfortable or dangerous physical symptoms and emotional feelings by completing a workbook identifying triggers, responses to these triggers, and crisis plans.