Take-charge Training: Exercise and Nutrition for Individuals with Mental Illness

Take-charge Training: Exercise and Nutrition for Individuals with Mental Illness


Thursday, December 11, 1:30pm CST

Registration Fee:


Program Description:

Jenia Kincade, a Wellness Specialist at the Independence Center in St. Louis, will provide an overview of their ‘Take Charge’ Wellness Program. Jenia will describe their multidimensional approach in addressing the physical health needs of individuals with serious mental illness through wellness education, healthy lifestyle activities, trained mental health staff and an environment within the rehabilitation program that supports lifestyle change. Peer-to-peer support is encouraged and consumers learn to become their own coaches. This rigorous exposure is especially needed to tackle the obstacles facing people with serious mental illness who need to make lifestyle changes. This session will provide discussion and exchange of ideas on ways to improve the health of this particular population. You will have the opportunity to interact and ask questions via email during this live web conference.

Program Presenter:

Jenia Kincade, is a Wellness Specialist at Independence Center in St. Louis. She has a strong academic background in health promotion combined with over five years work experience in different health related fields. She currently provides customized fitness programs to members of the Independence Center that include education and guidance on proper nutrition, cardiovascular exercise, stress reduction, and resistance training. Her focus right now is not only collecting data to assess the needs and interests of these members, but more importantly working with other staff to help ensure a supportive environment within the clubhouse that makes it easier for members to make healthy lifestyle choices at home and in their community.

CEU Information:

For an additional $10 above the purchase of the training, we offer the following accreditation which can be purchased via a mail-in form included with the disk: The University of Missouri-Columbia Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this activity. MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.

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