Wellness Recovery Action Plan

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan

If you’re like most people, you’ve endured challenges in life. The Wellness Recovery Action Plan, or WRAP, was formulated to help you manage the challenges that have the potential to threaten your well-being.


What is WRAP?

WRAP is a self-management tool designed to improve your mental health, physical health, relationship issues, and financial problems, among other things.

Say, for instance, you’ve been hit by a major life challenge such as a bereavement of a loved one, a financial crisis, or an injury or illness. Being hit with any of these life challenges is enough to derail someone. You could surely use a bit of support – WRAP is a tool that health professionals recommend to get you to a place of complete wellness.


History of WRAP

The WRAP recovery system was developed in 1997 under the guidance of Dr. Mary Copeland.

It was created by people who were suffering from mental health challenges to support other people suffering with mental health challenges


WRAP is based on 5 key concepts:

  1. Hope – The belief that change is possible
  2. Education – Understanding that self-awareness plays a large role in recovery
  3. Personal Responsibility – Accepting responsibility for your recovery is the first step
  4. Self-Advocacy – Asking for the things you want and need from others without feeling guilty
  5. Support – Willingness to accept help and support from others and also giving it in return


How will WRAP help me?

WRAP takes a holistic approach to recovery. Wellness as a concept is interested in all aspects of your life.


Mental Health:

  • Strengthens your capacity to overcome challenges
  • Reduces anxiety and depression
  • Provides techniques for positive, mindful thinking


Physical Health:

  • Improves energy levels and immune system
  • Manages your physical conditions such as heart rate and blood pressure
  • Ensures your needs for rest and nutrition are being met


Social Health:

  • Instils confidence in yourself
  • Improves your ability to have successful relationships
  • Helps you know yourself better


What does a WRAP plan look like

A WRAP®plan includes

  • A Wellness Toolbox
  • Daily Maintenance Plan
  • Identifying Triggers and Early Warning Signs
  • Crisis Planning
  • Post Crisis Planning

To learn more contact us helen@mindbodyenergymatters.ie today.