Wellness Recovery Action Planning

Stepping Stones offers Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) training to members of Stepping Stones. WRAP helps those who feel ready to make positive changes in the way they feel. It can help to improve well being and overall quality of life.

What is WRAP:

WRAP enables individuals to increase personal responsibility, regain control and improve their quality of life. It is a tool for learning more about themselves and identifying what helps them to recover and stay well.

The concept arose in USA when Mary Ellen Copeland felt the support services available did not inspire hope and recovery.  She and a group of people with mental health problems designed a new support system called Wellness Recovery Action Planning.

The key elements of this training is so participants can design their own wellness toolbox and daily maintenance plan. This will help identify triggers and early warning signs. Participants can also identify when things are breaking down using the action plan, crisis and post crisis planning. WRAP ensures that the person undertaking the training is at the heart of the process.

The five key concepts of WRAP are; hope, personal responsibility, education, self advocacy and support.

What is involved in the training:

At Stepping Stones, WRAP training is delivered by Jackie Sroka and Elaine McWilliams who are trained WRAP Facilitators. The training involves 5×3 hour group sessions weekly in a safe and comfortable setting. The callback session 2 weeks later is designed to enable participants to reflect on how they used their WRAP. This allows for all participants to share their experiences. Activities and discussions will also take place. More information is available by visiting the Scottish Recovery Network website at www.scottishrecovery.net. You can also access more information about the history of WRAP by visiting www.mentalhealthrecovery.com

How to access training:

  • If you are already a member, speak to your allocated worker or contact Jackie or Elaine at Stepping Stones.
  • Alternatively, you can refer yourself to Stepping Stones using our referral form.

We aim to deliver WRAP training sessions at various times and venues throughout the year. Training sessions to date have been very successful with positive feedback from participants.