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WRAP® – Wellness Recovery Action Plan®

What is WRAP®?

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP® is an evidenced-based self-help tool designed to promote wellness. It is a process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. It was developed in 1997 by a group of people who were searching for ways to overcome their own mental health issues and move on to fulfilling their dreams and goals. It is now used extensively by people in all kinds of circumstances, and by health care and mental health systems all over the world to address all kinds of physical, mental health and life issues.

WRAP® was created by Mary Ellen Copeland, an author, educator, and mental health recovery advocate in the USA.

WRAP® has been studied extensively in rigorous projects and is listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

What WRAP® can do for you

WRAP® will help you:

  • Discover your own simple, safe Wellness tools
  • Develop a list of things to do everyday to stay as well as possible
  • Identify upsetting events, early warning signs and signs that things have gotten much worse and, using Wellness tools, develop action plans for responding at these times
  • Guide you through the process of developing a Crisis Plan or Advance Directive
  • Introduce you to Post Crisis Planning

Who is WRAP® suitable for?

WRAP® is for anyone, any time. It will support you in being the way you want to be and doing the things you want to do. Please see www.mentalhealthrecovery.com for further information.

How WRAP® works in Occupational Health

Within Occupational Health we discuss with an individual whether a WRAP® would be useful in management of their health condition, whether it is mental or physical or if it would be useful to promote and help them to maintain their overall wellbeing. We also offer WRAP® as a group session.

We provide an initial template/booklet but reinforce the importance of WRAP® being a live document and that they can go off and be as creative with it as they like – giving the examples of photographs and drawings.

WRAP® for teams to remain well

For external clients we provide sessions for up to 10 staff members per group. We are also available to offer Team WRAP® sessions looking at how teams can remain “well” and cohesive.

Find out more about WRAP®

For more information or to book an appointment to go through the WRAP® mental health awareness training process, get in touch with our team today on 02392 283352 or via occhealth.admin@porthosp.nhs.uk.

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