Youth WRAP - Wellness Recovery Action Plan Workshop

Struggling with mental health challenges? Between 16 and 24 years of age? Interested in learning about recovery? We have a safe, non-judgemental group for you! Youth WRAP is is a free 8-10 week self-help workshop based on the original WRAP program, but delivered with youth in mind. Please specify that you are interested in Youth WRAP when registering ...

About WRAP®

  • WRAP is a self-managed recovery planning process developed by a group of people who have mental health difficulties and who learned to incorporate wellness tools and strategies into their lives

  • This is a free 8-10 week program. We meet once a week for 2.5 hours

  • The course and training materials are free

  • Designed to decrease and prevent troubling feelings and behaviours, increase personal empowerment, improving the quality of life and assist people in achieving their own goals and dreams

  • The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) has been used by thousands of people as a guide to manage mental health challenges and get more out of life

  • WRAP is a structured plan developed by YOU!

  • It is a system that you devise for yourself that helps you work through challenges or life issues

  • We also offer WRAP in French



What Others Say about WRAP?

  • “It helps me feel prepared.”

  • “I feel better more often and I’m able to improve the overall quality of my life.”

  • “Recovery and WRAP have changed my life.”

  • “I’ve gone from being totally disabled to being able to live a full and rich life. I am so grateful." 

  • “Everything has improved at our organization. People are recovering and moving forward with their lives. Our work is so much more fulfilling."

  • “Finally, something I can do to help myself.”

  • “I used to spend months, even years, in the hospital. Now I have a bad afternoon or a bad day. And it’s all because I use WRAP.”

  • “WRAP for me is about personal responsibility. I can just let my “symptoms” take over my life. Or I can take personal responsibility, use my WRAP, and do what I need to do to take care of myself and feel better.”


About the Authors:

  • WRAP was developed by Mary Ellen Copeland and a group of people who had been living with a variety of mental health challenges and who were working hard to feel better and get on with their lives

  • WRAP is based on Mary Ellen Copeland's lived in experience and that of hundreds of consumer-survivors she interviewed

  •  In 1997, several dozen individuals who had experienced serious mental illnesses came together in northern Vermont for an eight-day gathering designed to initiate dialogues on how to improve their emotional and mental health

  • Many of the attendees had been residents of state psychiatric hospitals at various periods in their lives

  • They came together to discuss practical strategies for regaining and sustaining their own wellness. They did not know it at the time but this cadre of intrepid explorers was blazing the trail towards a new international self-help movement for wellness and recovery


WRAP is Designed to:

  • Decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors

  • Increase personal empowerment

  • Improve quality of life

  • Assist people in achieving their own life goals and dreams


Key Recovery Concepts of WRAP:

  • Hope

  • Personal responsibility

  • Education

  • Self-advocacy

  • Support


WRAP Includes:

  • Wellness toolbox

  • Daily maintenance plan

  • Identifying triggers and an action plan

  • Identifying early warning signs and an action plan

  • Signs that things are breaking down and an action plan

  • Crisis planning

  • Post crisis planning

  • Recovery Topics


To Register:

  • This is a 8-10 week program

  • The course and training materials are free

  • If you wish to explore this means of recovery, created by fellow consumer/survivors, please call early to register as class size is limited

  • We offer ongoing WRAP workshops throughout the year

  • Click here to register


Wish to Learn More?

Would you like to learn more about WRAP? Visit the Copeland Center Website

Other Area WRAP Courses:

  • The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

  • Hopital Montfort

  • Mental Health Support Project

  • Eastern Ottawa Community Family Health Team

  • Les Ateliers de L'elan

  • Lanark County Mental Health

  • Canadian Mental Health Association - Champlain East

  • Canadian Mental Health Association - Ottawa

  • Ottawa Salus

  • Mood Disorders of Ottawa


Please Note: Some of the above WRAP programs are only open to clients of that particular agency


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