Today 6/12/ 2017 I have just completed a six (6) week Course in St Patrick’s University Hospital For Mental Health:
It’s Called WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan ) This is a recovery plan which is used world wide by people who are dealing with all kinds of health and mental health issues, and life challenges. The plan was developed by a group of people who suffer with / from mental health issues.
The program is set up as a self management tool that promotes a higher level of wellness, stability and quality of life, which will empower you to take control of your life, and to embrace /achieve your life goals and dreams.
It gives people the tools to re-discover themselves, their own self esteem, their confidence and self worth and motivates people to face the world after a serious episode of a mental health illness.
This program was formatted by Dr Mary Ellen Copeland PhD
The WRAP program does not replace other treatments i.e. medication etc but rather it can be used to compliment them and if the method is adhered to it can be used as an early warning system to help keep you from falling back into an acute depression.
The WRAP program consists of eight (8) modules:
(a) The Wellness Toolbox:
( b) The Daily Maintenance Plan:
(c) The Triggers and Action Plan:
(d) Early Warning Signs and Action Plan:
(e) When Things are Breaking Down and Action plan:
(f) Crisis Planning:
(g) Post Crisis Planning:
The program lasts 6 weeks, two days per week, 12 days in all, and it is given by trained and certified therapists, who are in most if not all cases fully qualified nurses and social sciences workers who have a wide varied experience in their fields of expertise who will make you feel at ease with them and the other patients who shared the course with me.
Over the next few weeks I will give an over view of each module and how I was able to benefit from the program