Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
WRAP is an education and planning tool focusing on mental health recovery including concepts like hope, education, empowerment, self-advocacy, and interpersonal support and connection. Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland, an internationally acclaimed author, educator, and mental health advocate started WRAP to help with her own mental health challenges.
In a group setting, individuals explore self-help tools (i.e. peer counseling, focusing exercises, relaxation and stress reduction techniques) and resources for keeping themselves well and feeling better in difficult times.
Groups meet once a week for 8 to 10 weeks.
Anyone can use WRAP. It helps you discover your own simple and safe wellness tools and identify when you need to use them.
“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.”
“WRAP has helped me appreciate my body’s strengths and feel less alone and more capable of handling my challenges.”
For more information about WRAP at Gerstein Centre and how you can get involved, please contact Nicki Casseres by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out about other WRAP programs and training opportunities across Ontario.