Adults with psychiatric disabilities are highly vulnerable to weight gain and obesity. Being overweight or obese contributes to physical and psychological health issues and create barriers to meaningful and productive community participation. Concerns related to obesity and resulting comorbidities have led to the development of lifestyle interventions, but many interventions are complex and difficult to implement in real world mental health programs. Nutrition and Exercise for Wellness and Recovery (NEW-R) is an eight-week manualized intervention that can be delivered by peer and non-peer providers in community settings. It is a strengths-based program that teaches strategies for developing healthy habits and navigating an environment that promotes unhealthy behaviors. This webinar will describe the NEW-R program and available resources for its implementation. Additionally, results of a recent randomized controlled trial of NEW-R will be presented. The results of the study indicate that NEW-R can be helpful in initiating healthy lifestyle behaviors and improving competence towards making life changes. It may be most effective when administered in a supportive setting.