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Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

With a wealth of knowledge and expertise, our staff members have been at the forefront of driving positive change in these fields, making a lasting impact on individuals and communities. Their extensive backgrounds encompass diverse roles, including nonprofit leadership, program development, peer support training, and clinical practice. This collective experience enables us to provide comprehensive and well-informed guidance through our Technical Assistance services, ensuring that you receive the highest quality support on your journey towards creating trauma-competent systems and organizations. We are passionate about leveraging our expertise to empower you in fostering equitable environments and transforming lives.

Empowering Personal Recovery and Resilience

Authored by Mary Ellen Copeland and developed in collaboration with the Copeland Center, the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is a pioneering approach that empowers individuals to take control of their mental health and well-being. With its holistic and person-centered approach, WRAP has become a transformative tool for individuals navigating their recovery journeys.

Guiding Individuals towards Wellness: WRAP provides a structured framework that guides individuals in developing personalized strategies for maintaining wellness, managing challenges, and fostering resilience. It recognizes that each person's journey is unique, emphasizing self-determination and empowerment.

Key Features of WRAP:

  1. Collaborative Process: WRAP is a collaborative process that encourages individuals to actively engage in their own recovery. It involves working closely with peers, support networks, and mental health professionals to develop a comprehensive plan that reflects individual strengths, preferences, and goals.

  2. Holistic Approach: WRAP recognizes that wellness encompasses various dimensions, including mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. It encourages individuals to consider all aspects of their lives when developing strategies for maintaining wellness and managing potential triggers.

  3. Personalized Strategies: WRAP equips individuals with a range of self-care tools and techniques tailored to their unique needs. This can include crisis planning, daily maintenance routines, triggers identification, and wellness tools such as exercise, mindfulness, and creative outlets.

  4. Empowerment and Self-Advocacy: WRAP fosters a sense of personal agency and self-advocacy. It encourages individuals to become active participants in their recovery process, making informed decisions, and advocating for their needs within their support networks and healthcare systems.

  5. Ongoing Support and Review: WRAP is not a static plan but a dynamic process that evolves with an individual's changing needs and experiences. Regular reviews and updates ensure that the plan remains relevant, effective, and aligned with personal growth and goals.


The Expertise of Mary Ellen Copeland and the Copeland Center: Mary Ellen Copeland has dedicated her career to promoting mental health recovery and self-directed care. Drawing from her lived experience and extensive research, Mary Ellen has developed WRAP as a tool for empowering individuals worldwide. The Copeland Center, with its wealth of knowledge and expertise, continues to champion WRAP's implementation, training, and support.


Embrace the Power of WRAP: By embracing WRAP, individuals can cultivate resilience, enhance their overall well-being, and navigate the ups and downs of their recovery journeys with confidence. Whether you are an individual seeking personal empowerment, or a mental health professional interested in integrating WRAP into your practice, FolkTime is here to support you on this transformative path.


Contact us today to learn more about WRAP and how it can empower you or your organization in promoting personal recovery and resilience. Together, we can unlock the potential for wellness and create a world where individuals thrive on their unique paths to recovery.

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