Wellness Recovery Action Plan®

A Wellness Plan For You, By You

By designing your own Wellness Recovery Action Plan, you can make your life and your mental health recovery what you want it to be.

What is Wellness Recovery Action Plan®?

A Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is a self-designed plan for making your life and your mental health recovery what you want it to be. It allows you to:

  • Discover the tools and strategies that will help you to become and remain well
  • Create a daily plan for living a healthy life on your own terms
  • Better understand what challenges or stresses you, and how you can respond to these upsetting events
  • Plan for what to do before, during, and after a health crisis

In 1997, the process for creating a WRAP was pioneered by a group of people who wanted to find ways to fulfill their own dreams and goals. They wanted to overcome their mental health challenges on their own terms, according to their own self-understanding. Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland—who also lives with mental health challenges—recorded their process. Soon enough, WRAP began spreading throughout the mental health and addictions recovery world as its reputation for effectiveness grew.

Since then, it has been studied extensively by researchers. It is now considered an evidence-based approach for supporting mental health recovery with many proven benefits, including:

  • Decreasing difficult thoughts and behaviours
  • Increasing feelings of empowerment
  • Improving quality of life
  • Helping achieve dreams and goals

Who is it for?

WRAP is for anyone at all. Extensive research has shown that it’s a highly effective tool for people living with health challenges who want to recover their health and wellness.

What to expect

When you take part in a WRAP workshop, you’ll attend several sessions with other people you can relate, along with a Peer Support worker who also knows what living with health challenges is like. In this safe space, you’ll participate in activities and discussions that will help you to build your own unique WRAP.

 

Get the WRAP app

Download for iOS on the Apple App Store

Download for Android on the Google Play Store

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you may have someone accompany you but they must also register and participate just as any other participant.
You need to bring any refreshments or snacks you may like to have during the group. Other than that just yourself.

How to Join

WRAP workshops are held at various locations and online throughout the year. Register now to see upcoming WRAP workshops and get connected.

Resources

WRAP Brochure

Download a handout for this service.
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Mental Health and Recovery Website

A description of WRAP and more information and resources.
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WRAP Video: WRAP Is...

A video with Mary Ellen Copeland sharing what WRAP is..
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WRAP Video: Ep 1 - Beginning Your WRAP

Part 1 of 4 Video Series by Mary Ellen Copeland on developing your WRAP.
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WRAP Video: Ep 2 - Trigger and Early Warning Signs

Part 2 of 4 Video Series by Mary Ellen Copeland on developing your WRAP.
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WRAP Video: Ep 3 - When Things are Breaking Down

Part 3 of 4 Video Series by Mary Ellen Copeland on developing your WRAP.
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WRAP Video: Ep 4 - Crisis and Post Crisis Planning

Part 4 of 4 Video Series by Mary Ellen Copeland on developing your WRAP.
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How to Use Zoom

Instructions on how to use zoom on many devices during our groups.
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