Who is WRAP for?
Our Wellness Recovery Action Plan / Planning courses are for anyone interested in planning for wellness or recovery.
The courses we provide are all suitable for those who consider themselves 'in-recovery', 'fully recovered' or helping others to recover.
Some WRAP course participants - Leicester 2012
We are WRAP trainers who have recovered from crisis and continue to stay well being able to provide effective peer support for those just starting on such a journey.
Learning Wellness Recovery Action Planning provides essential skills of planning to stay well and planning recovery from crisis. It can be seen as an inoculation against many potential illnesses through the development of a healthier lifestyle.
WRAP®... We can travel to your venue to provide a short introduction for groups of up to about 30 people, or one day or two day WRAP courses for up to 12 participants.
Created when investigating the 5 key concepts of wellness and recovery - People's Forum/Carers Action, Leicester, November 2011
Click on the clock picture to visit Janet Laird's site in California where great things going combining WRAP with art. Lots more WRAP related art there too.
Some diagnoses (mental or physical) can cause people to despair with medication to treat symptoms but little help for essential lifestyle changes. Using WRAP, individuals gain/regain the belief that they are the most important factor determining their wellness, ensuring more effective recovery from current and future crises.
WRAP® can boost understanding for healthy people, whilst helping to relate with friends, relatives and work colleagues who may be suffering.
Participants work together on the workshops and often continue to find out more about wellness and recovery together after the course.
Common benefits of WRAP for individuals such as increased happiness are difficult to measure, yet we do know participants who had been out of work have gained the confidence to become fully active again.
This course is offered for people with; diagnosed health problems, excess stress but staying relatively well and those such as managers who may not feel much stress themselves but need a better understanding.
An introduction to the key concepts of Wellness Recovery & WRAP can be delivered as a talk, with some audience participation, in as little as 50 minutes. The maximum attending one of our WRAP talks has been 60 at a Total Networking event.
We find groups of 12 work well together on the one day course. For people in recovery from severe psychological injuries, the 2 day version with two facilitators can be ideal.
Since 2008 we have been facilitating one day WRAP training for mixed groups of carers and people who are in-recovery.
The best known part of WRAP are the seven steps. There is a lot more to WRAP than these 7 steps.