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Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) for Adults

Time Needed

16 hours/ two days or scheduled to your needs

Age Group


About the Program

    Discover simple, safe, and effective tools to create and maintain wellness.

    Develop a daily plan to stay on track with your life and wellness goals.

    Identify what throws you off track and develop a plan to keep moving forward.

    Gain support and stay in control even in a crisis.

Comments and Testimonials

"It felt really good to take purposeful time for my future self! Thank you so much for the work you do. I feel more ready for the school year now!"

"The idea that “the story we tell ourselves “ is not always accurate, nor is the one others tell themselves about us, is eye-opening. I appreciate most the phrase “I have the RIGHT to set MY BOUNDARIES and have them RESPECTED by others. I will remind myself of these things on a daily basis."

"I think the structure of the training was great! Many of the skills were already familiar to me, but having them in a comprehensive plan helped put things together In a relatable way. I loved the activities and games as well as the format of collaborative note-taking."

"Knowing I have the power and capability to help myself prevent crises and breakdown."

"I need to make sure I take care of myself and my needs so that I can be there for the people who depend on me."

"The discussions provided a lot of extra insight on the topics. I especially enjoyed talking about self advocacy and what that can look life in life."

"Everything about WRAP, such an amazing program and would love to take it again just so I can pick up the things I might have missed the first time."

"Just knowing ways and having steps to be able to regulate my wellness is a huge help; having a plan if a crisis happens to me isn't something I ever envisioned in my life. I am SO grateful for this training!"


The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) revolves around five key concepts: hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, and support. These concepts can significantly aid teachers and youth workers in their roles, enhancing their ability to support, engage, and inspire youth. Here’s how each concept can be applied:

1. Hope

  • Inspiring Youth: Hope is the cornerstone of WRAP, emphasizing the belief that people can recover, change, and grow. Teachers and youth workers can model this optimism, showing youth that growth and recovery are possible, regardless of current circumstances. This can be especially powerful for young people facing challenges or feeling stuck in their situations.

  • Building a Positive Environment: By fostering a hopeful outlook, educators and youth workers can create a more positive, encouraging environment that motivates young people to strive for their goals and envision a better future.

2. Personal Responsibility

  • Empowering Youth: Encouraging personal responsibility teaches youth that they have control over their actions and well-being. Educators can guide young people in taking charge of their actions, decisions, and consequences, fostering independence and self-efficacy.

  • Promoting Ownership: By understanding the concept of personal responsibility, youth are more likely to take ownership of their learning, behavior, and personal development, leading to more meaningful engagement in their education and personal growth efforts.

3. Education

  • Informed Decision-Making: Education, in the context of WRAP, is about understanding oneself and the world around one. Teachers and youth workers can provide resources and learning opportunities that help young people make informed decisions about their health, education, and relationships.

  • Lifelong Learning: Promoting the value of continuous learning and curiosity can help youth develop a love for education that extends beyond formal schooling, preparing them for lifelong success.

4. Self-Advocacy

  • Finding One's Voice: Self-advocacy is about understanding one's needs and rights and being able to communicate them effectively. Teachers and youth workers can teach communication skills, help youth identify their needs and rights, and encourage them to express themselves confidently.

  • Navigating Systems: Educators can guide young people in understanding how to navigate the education system, healthcare, and other institutions, empowering them to seek out and utilize the resources and supports they need.

5. Support

  • Building Support Networks: Teachers and youth workers can help youth identify and build positive support networks, including friends, family, mentors, and community resources. These networks are crucial for providing emotional support, guidance, and practical help.

  • Modeling Supportive Relationships: By forming positive, supportive relationships with youth, educators and youth workers model healthy relationships and teach young people the value of trust, respect, and mutual support.

Applying the five key concepts of WRAP in educational and youth work settings can transform how teachers and youth workers engage with young people. By embodying these principles, educators and youth workers can better support the holistic development of youth, equipping them with the skills, confidence, and resilience needed to navigate life's challenges and opportunities.

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