10×10 Wellness Campaign
In the U.S., people with serious mental health challenges die 25 years younger than the general population of chronic health conditions (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, HIV and AIDS). These increased death and disease rates “are largely due to treatable medical conditions that are caused by modifiable risk factors” such as stigma/discrimination, poverty, and lack of coordination between primary care and mental health services [Medical Directors Council of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, 2006].
We believe in supporting the whole person, taking a holistic approach to wellness and providing options and choices for recovery.
Over the next 10 years, Alameda County’s 10X10 campaign will promote services, activities and policies, incorporating the 8 dimensions of wellness, that seek to increase the life expectancy of mental health consumers by 10 Years. HHREC coordinates and implements this project for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services as part of their Mental Health Services Act funding.
Get Fit Campaign
The GET FIT Campaign is a Health & Wellness course that educates participants on physical activity, nutrition, and mental wellness. The program’s duration is a 6 week course with physical activity, peer group support and healthy eating demonstrations.
Get Fit Campaign Goals
- Provide information about exercise, hydration, nutrition, and mental wellness.
- Educate participants about the 8 Dimensions of Wellness for health & wellness.
- Build support systems for participants to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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All interested participants need to complete and apply using the Get Fit application process. The next Get Fit Campaign event is currently being planned. For more information, please contact the 10×10 Wellness Campaign Program Manager.
Get Fit has amazing results! Get ready… Get set… Get fit…
‘Get Fit’ is a program for anyone who would like to embark upon living a healthier lifestyle through whole person care. Using the 8 Dimensions of Wellness ‘Get Fit’ teaches physical, mental, dietary, and nutritional lifestyle options that are modified to meet us where we are while encouraging us in areas we can grow in. We are encouraged to choose options that work best for us individually. As for me a plus-size, middle-age, disabled woman ‘Get Fit’ was very supportive and accessible. The Fitness Instructor began with an assessment, including range/ability of motion, she modified movements as needed, and checked in periodically to see how the modifications were going.
Yoga and WalkN and CheckN with Adriene was a bonus and gave me an opportunity to understand my body and how it moves, while providing an opportunity to dig deeper into my burning questions.
Finally, the educational PowerPoints provided me with the much-needed information to understand how to successfully plan and navigate my fitness journey and healthier way of life. Now that I am ready and set…I have the education and tools to turn my ‘Get fit’ class into a lifestyle.
– Charlissa Jones
We Move for Health
We Move for Health (WM4H) is a festive annual event celebrating mental health awareness month. On May 12th, 2023 we are celebrating the 12th annual WM4H event. Due to Covid-19 this event will be virtual. This is a fun filled virtual event where we will have physical activities and award cash prizes. One must be present to win.
African Dance, Tai-Chi, Yoga, Mindfulness Class, Hip Hop, Food Demonstration, Local Organizations Give Inspirational Messages, Raffles with Prizes, and much more!
Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services
Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services (PEERS) was started to make sure that the consumer viewpoint was a significant part of Behavioral Health Care’s decisions on the allocation of Mental Health Services Act (“MHSA”) funds, and to advocate for consumer-run programs to receive MHSA funding. Before I started the job in August 2006 as Consumer Relation’s Manager and a member of the Mental Health Director’s executive management team, I read Behavioral Health Care’s MHSA community service plan and was greatly disappointed that not one penny went to consumer-run programs.
PEERS now puts on its own annual conference each summer. Members of the Consumer Empowerment Department collaborate with the community on CIT and on a trauma-informed learning collaborative, among other efforts. There has been collaborate exploration into the importance of Spirituality in wellness and recovery, and most recently, examination of Peer Specialist Certification has been at the forefront.
HHREC partners with the PEERS to coordinate a Wellness Room at the PEERS Conference. During this event participants can sign up for massages, acupuncture, yoga, meditation and other wellness activities.
Re-think Your Drink Campaign
The Health and Human Resource Education Center Oakland’s 10×10 Wellness Campaign is bringing the Rethink Your Drink Campaign to Bay Area School campuses to educate students, faculty and staff on the harmful effects of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages and to encourage healthier beverage options. A water challenge is also introduced which will give the students opportunity to receive a stipend of $30.00 when they complete all the requirements. Adriene is available to deliver a Rethink Your Drink presentation comparing everyday beverages to sugar content.
The Rethink Your Drink action plan includes:
- Educational Events: faculty, staff and students will gather for an in-person or (due to Covid-19) a virtual presentation.
- 30-Day Soda-Free Water Challenge: We encourage faculty and staff to go “soda-free” for one month, only drinking beverages with no added sugars, artificial sweeteners or alcohol. And to drink 8 glasses of water a day.
- How to incorporate water into your day! Bring Your Water Bottle to Work/School Day: Part of the 30- day challenge is to carry your water bottle to school. We provide the water bottle.
Presentations Available – For more information or to schedule a presentation on the Re-think Your Drink Campaign, please contact the 10×10 Wellness Campaign Program Manager.
10 x 10 Wellness Partners
Adriene Bennett, Program Manager of 10 x 10 Wellness
510-575-4340 | email@example.com
Adriene Bennett is the for the 10 X 10 Wellness Campaign Program Manager. In this role, she is responsible for the Get Fit and Rethink Your Drink programs as well as the We Move For Health event and continuing to promote the #MentalWellness365 campaign. Adriene brings over 15 years’ experience in project management and team building. While at a start-up she created the company’s first annual hunger drive and a partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank in Redwood City. These efforts led to successfully feeding over 400 underprivileged families. After receiving her Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration in 2018, she’s determined to focus her talents in the area of community and bringing awareness to mental health and physical wellness.
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