For information about WRAP groups facilitated by PEERS, please contact Bre Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-832-7337.
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan®, or WRAP®, is an evidence-based practice used worldwide by people dealing with mental or general health challenges and by those who want to attain the highest possible level of wellness.
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.
WRAP® works! It has been developed by a group of people who experience mental health and other health and lifestyle challenges. These people learned that they can identify what makes them well, and then use their own Wellness Tools to relieve difficult feelings and maintain wellness and a higher quality of life. The result has been recovery and long-term stability. Your WRAP® program is designed by you in practical, day-to-day terms, and holds the key to getting and staying well. It does not necessarily replace traditional treatments, but can be used as a compliment to any other treatment options you have chosen.
In developing your own WRAP® , you’ll identify the Wellness Tools that will most benefit you. You will learn how to use these tools when needed; every day, or when you have particular feelings or experiences. WRAP® will help you notice when things seem to be off balance in your life, and help you coordinate effective ways to get back to feeling your best. WRAP® planning also includes Crisis Planning, an Advance Directive that lets others know how you want them to respond when you cannot make decisions, take care of yourself, or keep yourself safe. You will also develop a Post Crisis plan to guide you through the often difficult time when you are healing from a crisis.
WRAP® is developed by you. You choose who assists and supports you, whether they are family, friends, or health care providers, as you work on your own plan.
WRAP® has a broad applicability. It has been found to work well for people who have other medical conditions and life issues such as diabetes, addiction, trauma related issues and more. It can also be used as a framework to guide interpersonal relationships, peer support, groups, agencies, and organizations.
Key elements of WRAP®:
- Wellness Toolbox
- Daily Maintenance Plan
- Identifying Triggers and an Action Plan
- Identifying Early Warning Signs and an Action Plan
- Identifying When Things Are Breaking Down and an Action Plan
- Crisis Planning
- Post Crisis Planning.
*PEERS* (Open to the public)
333 Hegenberger Rd, Suite 250, Oakland, CA 94621
Fridays from 1:30pm - 3:30pm
*La Familia Counseling Services* (Spanish-language, open to the public)
26081 Mocine Avenue, Hayward CA 94544
Friday from 10am - 12pm
*South County Homeless Project* (Open to SCHP and BOSS Participants Only.)
258 West A Street, Hayward, CA 94541
Wednesdays from 10am -12pm
*East Bay Community Recovery Project* (Site-only participants)
2579 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland CA 94607
Mon. 10am - 12pm
Learn more about this work:
More than 450 people across the globe gathered to exchange views on WRAP and meet leaders in the mental health field at the WRAP Around the World Conference in Oakland from January 27-29, 2013.
When it comes to mental health and wellness, the recovery process is not a one-size-fits-all phenomenon.
WRAP is an evidence-based self-directed approach to overcoming health challenges and maintaining wellness.