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“WRAP has helped me appreciate my body’s strengths and feel less alone and more capable in handling my challenges”

What is WRAP?

WRAP stands for Wellness Recovery Action Plan.

The WRAP program involves an educational and planning process that is grounded in mental health recovery concepts such as hope, education, empowerment, self-advocacy, and interpersonal support and connection.

WRAP was developed by people who had been dealing with a variety mental health issues and who were working hard to feel better and get on with their lives. Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland, an internationally acclaimed author, educator and mental health advocate, initially practiced WRAP to help with her own struggles with mental health challenges. More information can be found on the WRAP website.

Within a group setting, individuals explore self-help tools (eg. peer counseling, focusing exercises, relaxation & stress reduction techniques) and resources for keeping themselves well and for helping themselves feel better in difficult times. Groups meet once a week for 8 to 10 weeks.

WRAP helps you to discover your own simple and safe wellness tools and helps you identify when you need to use them. Anyone can use WRAP to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be.

“WRAP Fitness was an amazing balance of firstly getting out of my head and into my body and then using that adrenaline rush to discuss how to deal with the issues that come up in our lives.”

For more information about WRAP at Gerstein Centre and how you can get involved, please contact Nicki at (416) 929-0149 ext 232 or email at

Upcoming WRAP Opportunities


Start date March 13th, 2018.

Group will run for 8 weeks, every Tuesday, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

To see the poster for the Spring 2018 WRAP at Gerstein on Bloor, click here.

Week 1: March 13
Week 2: March 20
Week 3: March 27
Week 4: April 3
Week 5: April 10
Week 6: April 17
Week 7: April 24
Week 8: May 1

Please note this is a 2-hour per week WRAP group that does not include a fitness component. Upon completion of the group, participants will receive a WRAP 1 certificate.

Thank you for your interest! The waiting list for this group is now full. We will be contacting you with further details.


Find out about other WRAP programs and training opportunities happening across Ontario.

WRAP Through Fitness is generously sponsored by The Runners Shop

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