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Wellness Recovery Action Plan, and WRAP, are the registered trademarks for a recovery model authored and designed by Mary Ellen Copeland and The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery. It is an evidence-based practice, consisting of a personalized wellness and crisis plan development program, and is included on the SAMHSA National Registry for Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. The WRAP model was developed with the help of a team of people with lived experience.
WRAP is a fluid, holistic and pliable program that can be adapted and modified to apply to mental health recovery; dealing with the effects of trauma, addictions, diabetes and fibromyalgia. WRAP can be modified for families, veterans, and kids, and other emerging recovery models. Some elements of WRAP focus on peer support and peer education.
WRAP undertakes a strengths-based approach to recovery. Participants are encouraged to manage their own wellness and recovery in a manner that is comfortable to them and within their means. The key recovery concepts of WRAP are hope, education, personal responsibility, support and self-advocacy.
The first part of WRAP is developing a personal "Wellness Toolbox". This is a list of resources for developing a recovery plan. It includes contacting friends and supporters, journaling, creative, fun and affirming activities, exercise, diet, and getting a good night's sleep.
A wellness recovery action plan has six sections:
A WRAP facilitator is an individual who has been trained and certified to teach and instruct the principles, values and ethics of wellness recovery. The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery was created to provide training in the Wellness Recovery Action Plan and certifies WRAP facilitators.