More about Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
The WRAP plan can be used by anyone who wants to create a positive change in the way they feel and can be used to effectively manage certain aspects of their life to help to decrease the intensity of physical or psychological pain.
A WRAP can also be used within a team, looking at what keeps your team strong, the causes of tension and strategies for working together.
Is it difficult, it looks like a lot of work?
You can put as much effort into completing it as you wish.
The more that is put in, the more an you will get out of it.
The sections can be worked through at your own pace to develop a plan that works for you. It does not have to be a written document, you could have a box with items in it, a photograph album or a digital story; what ever works for you. It is something that you can review regularly and make changes as required
Developing a WRAP does take time, but there may be others who can support you to develop your plan; a worker from a voluntary sector agency, a peer support worker, or someone working in a day service. You need to think about would be the best person to help you develop your WRAP.
I have a disability and don’t think I could manage to do one
Developing your WRAP is all about you and so you can create it in the way that you find useful.
Your WRAP can be an audio recording, paintings pictures/photographs, a scrap book or typed out. If you are unable to do it yourself you could ask for assistance.
Do I have to give it to my social worker or consultant?
The WRAP belongs to the individual who completes it and you can choose who you want to share it with. However, it may be worth considering that some of the sections/information may be useful to the people who are involved in your care.
When completing your crisis plan you may name someone that you want to help you, it is important that they are aware of what has been requested agree to it and that they sign to acknowledge this. It may be useful for them to have a copy of that section.
You do however need to put your WRAP somewhere where people could access it should they need to know what your wishes are.
Where can I do a WRAP or get help to complete one?
- You can complete a WRAP on your own
- or with a WRAP facilitator
- Individuals often find it useful to discuss some of the sections with others in a group setting
Hampshire Adult Services are currently training WRAP facilitators who will work with groups or individuals to enable you to complete a WRAP
If you would like to know more about group sessions please contact email@example.com for more information.
Will it replace a Care Plan
A care plan is completed by a social worker to identify the specific care needs of an individual and can be used to plan services.
A WRAP is a self management approach that enables an individual to have more control over all aspects of their life.
Do I have to do the training to help someone to do a WRAP
Yes it is essential to have completed the training.
During the training you will complete your own WRAP and be given resources and a pack to enable you to support someone else through the process.
I am currently completing an NVQ in Health and Social Care would doing the WRAP training have any benefit?
Only if you want to be a WRAP facilitator.
Becoming a WRAP facilitator and supporting an individual to complete one would be very useful to develop your skills and knowledge. Contact your NVQ assessor for more information