WRAP works!
WRAP is a self-designed plan for staying well, and for helping you to feel better when you are not feeling well, to increase personal responsibility and control over your own life, and help you make your life the way you want it to be.

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Welcome to the WRAP Center!
WRAP has a broad applicability.  While it was developed by people who have experienced mental health difficulties, it is easily adapted for other uses and has been found to work well for people who have other medical conditions and life issues and as a framework to guide interpersonal relationships, peer support, groups, agencies, and organizations.

We are happy to provide WRAP e-learning courses to increase your knowledge about WRAP and a Build Your Own WRAP service that lets you develop, edit, store and share your WRAP plan.

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For WRAP Trainings, Workshops and Consultation

  The following WRAP courses provide detailed information about WRAP and the sections of WRAP.
  1. You are working on a WRAP for yourself.
  2. You have a WRAP for yourself and want to revise it so that it best meets your current needs.
  3. You are supporting someone as they develop their WRAP and you want to know more about it.
  4. You are a WRAP group facilitator and want to refresh your understanding of WRAP.
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WRAP One On One
appleThis innovative course is an overview of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)® written by Mary Ellen Copeland. While WRAP is a simple system, its use and the values and ethics that surround it are far-reaching and highly complex. Simply click on the name of the course to access.

Creating a Wellness Toolbox
appleA wellness toolbox is the first step in developing a WRAP.  It is also the cornerstone of a WRAP Plan. It is a comprehensive list of all the things a person does to stay well and to feel better when they are not feeling well. This course will lead you step-by-step through the process of developing your own Wellness Toolbox. 

Daily Maintenance Plan
appleThe first section of WRAP is the Daily Maintenance Plan.  This course will lead you step-bystep through the of developing each of the three parts of the Daily Maintenance Plan, a description of what you are like when you are well, a list of things you need to do every day to stay as well as possible, and a list of things you might need to do on any given day. 

appleTriggers are external factors that throw you off balance, even when you have been taking good care of yourself in every way possible.  Everyone experiences Triggers, even people without mental health challenges.  Learn more about triggers by viewing this courses

Early Warning Signs
appleEarly Warning Signs are internal indications that things are not going well.  They might include not taking good care of yourself, sleeping a lot, or feeling hopeless.  When you notice that Early Warning Signs are happening, you can diminish or eliminate them by using action plans you develop. Your Wellness Tools are a good resource for action plans.  You do not need to be a victim of Early Warning Signs for very long when you use your action plans in response!

When Things Are Breaking Down
appleThis is one of the most powerful parts of WRAP because it can help you avoid a crisis.   You will make a list that will indicate what you are like when are breaking down for you.  Your list would be strong and clear so your supporters can help you with action plans that you have developed.  The action plans will be decisive and help you feel better in caring ways.  Because you put this section together when you are feeling well, and your supporters are already familiar with it ahead of time, you increase your chances of avoiding crisis in friendly and helpful ways.

Advance Directive/Crisis Plan
appleThe Advance Directive/Crisis Plan is the most intensive section of WRAP, the most difficult and time consuming to develop, and some feel the most important. It tells supporters and care providers how they can help someone when that person is no longer able to take care of her or him self. This course guides you through each of the nine parts of this plan. While it is helpful to have already developed the other sections of WRAP before developing a Crisis Plan or Advance Directive, it is not essential.