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WRAP and self-help

There are lots of different 'self-help' tools and resources available. Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is a great way for planning ahead to maintain your mental health.

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Wellness Action Recovery Planning

You can develop your own WRAP using the Mental Health Recovery website.

The eight sections of WRAP

 

  • Wellness - a description of what you are like when you're well, or on a better day.


  • Wellness Toolbox - a list of things that you know keep you well and those things that you need to avoid.


  • Daily Maintenance - a list of things that you need to do daily, weekly or monthly to stay well.


  • Triggers - triggers are external events or circumstances that may make you feel less well. You write your personal triggers and an action plan of what to do if they occur.


  • Early Warning Signs - the subtle internal signs of change that indicate you are becoming less well. These personal signs of change are listed with an action plan of what to do if they occur.


  • When Things Are Breaking Down - Feelings and behaviours that indicate to you that you're becoming less well. These personal signs of change are listed with an action plan of what to do if they occur.


  • Crisis Plan - a plan you write when you're well. It tells others how you would like to be cared for when you can't care for yourself. There are several sections to this plan and you are encouraged to adapt it to your needs in a time of crisis.


  • Post Crisis Plan - A post crisis plan is a plan of how others will know when they no longer need to take over your care. It also includes a reducing support plan as you start to take back responsibilities and recover from the crisis.


Professional Help

If you're referred to your local Community Treatment Team (CTT) for help then you will have regular meetings with your Care Co-ordinator to help you stay well. This will be gradually reduced as you get better.