Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) ©
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is a simple self management tool that can be used by anyone wishing to improve or manage their well-being
It’s about recognising what you need to do to stay well, and putting things in place to help you help yourself if things aren't going too well.
It doesn’t have to be onerous or time consuming – it’s put together by you, for you – so creating something personal and flexible is important to making it work in your life.
- About WRAP
WRAP is about creating positive change in the way that you feel.
We all need to look after our wellness. Whether we have a mental illness or other long term condition, or simply want help in managing the ups and downs of everyday life, WRAP can work for us.
If you choose to create a WRAP you will work with a facilitator, individually or in a group, to compile the sections of your WRAP, which are:
daily maintenance plan
early warning signs
when things are breaking down
post crisis pan
How you create your WRAP is completely up to you:
it could be a fancy notebook with the 7 stages written down
it could be a scrap book full of images that remind you what you need to do to stay well
or a digital story online collating all the things that keep you well
It could be anything, or look like, anything you want it to – we wont be training you to do anything in a fixed or definite way – provided you cover all the key stages, it can be what you need it to be. Once you have a WRAP it should change and develop with you – not stay a static document.
WRAP was designed and is owned by Mary Ellen Copeland.
Where can I do a WRAP or get help to complete one?
How can it help me?
Is it difficult, it looks like a lot of work?
I have a disability and don’t think I could manage to do one
Do I have to give it to my social worker or consultant?
Will it replace a Care Plan?
Is WRAP for me?
Who can help me write a WRAP?
Where can I find more information about wrap?
Can WRAP be used as a team?
Find out more about
Mental Health Recovery: Mary Ellen Copeland’s website: Origins of WRAP and resources
The Recovery College: Offer courses designed to increase your knowledge and skills about recovery and self management.
Positivity Ratio: Positivity tools developed by Dr. Barbara Fredrickson.
Authentic Happiness: Learn about positive psychology through readings, videos, research, surveys, opportunities and more.
Positive Psychology UK: Information and communication opportunities for those interested in positive psychological research and practical applications in the UK
Gretchen Rubin: Gretchen Rubin's website provides information, tips and resources to help you take steps to make your life happier.
Action for Happiness: 10 keys to happier living.
The School of Life: offers a variety of programmes and services concerned with how to live wisely and well.
Brené Brown: Brené Brown’s website has books, videos and downloads relating to her studies into vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame.