TIMONIUM, MD—October 10, 2023—The John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation (JWB) has established the first certification organization focused on mental well-being: The Mental Wellbeing Association (MWA). For the first time ever, education, training, and certifications will be offered in mental well-being to professionals globally. This highly anticipated initiative of the JWB Foundation coincides perfectly with World Mental Health Day today and has the potential to improve the health and welfare of so many.
The Mental Wellbeing Association's first certification intends to bridge the gaps between the mental well-being and fitness spaces, contributing to the JWB Foundation's mission of changing the way the world treats mental health. Certifications will be grounded in evidence-based research and a comprehensive psychological perspective focusing on the four pillars of mental well-being: exercise, nutrition, connection, and mindfulness.