What is WRAP®?
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan®, or WRAP®, is used world-wide by people who are dealing with all kinds of health and life challenges.
WRAP was developed by a group of people with mental health issues. They learned to identify the things that they can do to feel better and stay well. These personal resources are “Wellness Tools.”
You can use your Wellness Tools to help you feel better everyday, to get well and stay well. For many people, using WRAP has resulted in recovery and long-term health.
You design your WRAP and you choose who assists and supports you in developing and using your plan. That can be family, friends, or care providers.
WRAP is evidence-based. It does not necessarily replace other treatments, but can be used as a compliment to any other treatment options you have chosen.
You can learn about WRAP working with other people in a WRAP group. Or you can learn on your own or with a supporter. It’s all up to you. It’s your plan. You decide when to make a WRAP, and what you want in it.
In developing your own WRAP, you’ll identify the Wellness Tools that you already use that help you get well, stay well and improve the quality of your life. You will learn how to use these tools when you need them–every day, or when you notice particular feelings, behaviors or experiences.
WRAP will help you notice when things seem to be not quite right in your life, and help you use effective ways you have discovered to get yourself back to feeling your best.
WRAP planning also includes Crisis Planning, and Advance Directive that lets others know how you want them to respond when you cannot make decisions, take care of yourself, or keep yourself safe. Your Post Crisis Plan will guide you when you are healing from a crisis.