The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) is a self-management tool for health and wellbeing. It can be used by individuals to address physical, mental health and life issues. It was developed in 1997 by people in recovery from mental illness and focuses on self-help, recovery, and long-term stability1. It is now used extensively by people in different 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 has been studied extensively in rigorous research projects and is listed in the US National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices2. It is also recognised as an evidence-based practice by the US Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)3.
WRAP consists of three seminars: WRAP Seminar 1 (2 days), WRAP Seminar 2 (5 days), WRAP Seminar 3 (5 days). Seminar 1 is aimed at anyone who wishes to learn more about Wellness Recovery and developing their own WRAP. Seminar 2 is aimed at community members who have completed WRAP Seminar 1 and are interested in becoming WRAP Facilitators. Candidates who successfully complete WRAP seminar 2 become accredited facilitators and going forward they can deliver the programme to people and/or groups in their community. WRAP Seminar 3 is an advanced level facilitator training programme which accredits WRAP facilitators to train new facilitators. A 3 day refresher course required every two years in order to maintain advanced level accreditation.
For more information about WRAP, contact:
Michelle Hannan, Community Development Officer
T. 061 419388