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“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.”

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

Youth WRAP Through Fitness

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The Gerstein Crisis Centre has partnered with The Jewish Nadal Community Centre (JCC), with funding from a Bell Let’s Talk grant, to offer WRAP specifically for youth aged 16-29.

Information Session to learn more about what the group entails:

Sunday October 1st, 2:30 pm -3:30 pm @ The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre JCC (750 Spadina)

Youth WRAP Through Fitness is delivered in partnership with Gerstein Crisis Centre & the JCC.

Group Start and End Dates:
The group will run every Sunday for 8 sessions from 1 pm – 4:30 pm.

October 15th to December 3rd, 2017
 Registration is now open! 

For registration please call, please contact the information desk: (416) 924-6211 x0 

To learn more about WRAP visit or contact:

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WRAP Through Fitness

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This project was developed by Gerstein Crisis Centre to incorporate WRAP learning with physical activity, assisting participants in exploring physical fitness and nutrition as recovery tools.  We have partnered with the JCC and access their facilities for this project.

WRAP Through Fitness at the Gerstein Crisis Centre usually involves a fitness session at the JCC followed by the traditional WRAP session afterward.

Upcoming WRAP Opportunities

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WRAP for Newcomer Syrians

Stay tuned for details about our 2017 WRAP sessions for Newcomer Syrians.


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

WRAP for Newcomer Syrian Women

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WRAP for Newcomer Arabic speaking Women

Are you an Arabic speaking woman who has recently arrived in Canada? We are offering a FREE community group to help you respond to the many changes you may be facing.

Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) for Newcomer Syrian women.

WRAP is for anyone who wants to increase emotional wellbeing and improve quality of life. Join us to develop your self-designed plan for staying well and to help you feel better when stressful things happen. WRAP will help you:

  • Manage your stress and responses to change
  • Connect with women in similar situations
  • Share ideas and re-establish a positive identity

We accept Arabic speaking women of ALL nationalities

Info session

When: September 15th, 2017 10am-12pm

Where: Gerstein Centre (100 Charles Street East)

Everyone is welcome and you can register at the information session.

 “WRAP for Newcomer Syrian Women helped me take it easy when making decisions and being more purposeful in decision making.”

All sessions will be delivered in Arabic. Tokens and light refreshment will be provided.

More Information

WRAP Through Fitness is generously sponsored by The Runners Shop

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