Empowerment Partnership Project
|The Empowerment Partnership Project (formerly known as The Recovery Training Project) aims to promote recovery within the mental health system, by training both consumers and providers. We help transform Maryland’s mental health system by:
The Empowerment Partnership Project (EPP) is dedicated to helping transform the lives of consumers in the mental health system. Our workshops provide opportunities to learn about the many facets of recovery to sustain hope in consumers within the mental health system, and further the adoption of the recovery paradigm.
The EPP offers training on a wide variety of topics:
Our workshops are not only an intellectual awakening, but also a catalyst for action. The EPP offers a number of workshops to consumers that provide a variety of resources and tips to individuals to help them build and maintain a recovery centered life. We currently offer:
“Discovering Your Recovery Muse”
Research has proven that creativity is an integral component of recovery. While conventional practices have their benefits, there are also many alternative and complementary activities consumers can participate in to improve their well-being.
This is a fun, interactive, 2-hour workshop that allows participants to experience various creative processes such as art, dance, and music they can use to enhance their recovery.
“Steps to a Healthier You”
At On Our Own of Maryland, we’re concerned with the increased rates of chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer among consumers in the mental health system.
This 2-hour workshop is designed to inspire participants to make smart choices about nutrition, increase their physical activity, and develop helpful habits that will make an impact on their wellness and recovery journeys.
“Achieving Health & Wellness Together”
Achieving Health & Wellness Together is designed to engage consumers to take an active approach in managing their physical welless through a series of workshops over a 6-week period. The workshops in this course look at current dietary intake, physcial activity levels and daily habits of all participants to find ways of making simple switches that are healthier in choice and easy to do. Topics in this workshop series will include: Assessing One’s Risk (including weight, Body Mass Index, and Waist Circumference), Importance of Physcial Activity, Food Journaling, Simple Switches to Food Choices, Planning Meals, Preparing Meals, Healthy Habits to Implement, & How to Stay Motivated.
The workshops above are free to mental health programs, clinics, or hospitals that receive full or partial public funding from the state of Maryland. If you would like to setup a workshop for your program, please contact the Training Corrdinator at 410-646-0262 x20 or email@example.com.
In addition to transformational workshops, we have partnered with Harford County’s Maryland Mental Health Network to provide benefits counseling with 5 of Maryland’s Ticket to Work agencies. Benefits Counseling is an empowering tool encouraging consumers to realize employment is possible for them. Our resident Benefits Counselor will meet with Ticket holders to prepare individualized plans and show individuals how to effectively use work incentives in order to transition from dependence on Social Security Benefits to financial independence.