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Galway Recovery College to host Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) Programme

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Galway Recovery College to host Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) Programme

By 22nd October 2023No Comments

Galway Recovery College will host the Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) Programme this Autumn in Clifden Town Hall on Mondays from 11am-4pm be with a tween November 6 and December 4 (5 weeks) with a further programme commencing in Galway University in January 2024.

This programme is available in person only

What is WRAP?

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is a personalized wellness and recovery system born out of and rooted in the principle of self-determination.

WRAP is a personalised wellness and recovery approach that enables people to:
1) decrease and deal with intrusive or troubling feelings, thoughts and behaviours;
2) increase personal empowerment;
3) improve quality of life;
4) achieve their own life goals and dreams.

Working with a WRAP can help individuals to monitor uncomfortable and distressing feelings, thoughts and behaviours and, through planned responses, reduce, modify, or get past those feelings.

A WRAP also includes plans for responses from others when an individual cannot make decisions, take care of her/himself, and/or keep her/himself safe.

The individual develops their own WRAP. The person may choose to have supporters, including health care professionals, to help them create their WRAP, but the individual
remains in control of the process.

Individuals learn to use WRAP through a peer-led and peer-engaged group process.
WRAP group participants create a personalized recovery system of wellness tools and action plans to achieve a self-directed wellness vision despite life’s daily challenges.

Participants are encouraged to continue meeting after the formal learning period has ended and to support each other in using and continuously revising their WRAP plans.

A person’s WRAP is a tool that can be used for a lifetime, and a voluntary WRAP group can be a long-term peer support resource for ensuring that this valuable and personalized recovery system remains sharp and useful for building a healthy and successful life in the community.

Formal WRAP groups typically range in size from 10 to 15 participants and are led by two trained co-facilitators who are peers who use WRAP for their own recovery.

Information is delivered and skills are developed through presentations, discussions, and individual and group exercises.

Key WRAP concepts and values are illustrated through examples from the lives of the co-facilitators and participants.

Students may include:
• People with mental health challenges of their own
• Family members and supporters of people with mental health challenges
• Mental health service providers.

It is important that all participants work on their own personal WRAP to enhance their own lives, rather than seek to use the experience for the benefit of another person. Having your
own WRAP will then enable you to support other people more effectively.

To discuss the programme or register for a place, contact Virginia Moyles at [email protected] or on 087-3401667.

To find out more about mental health supports and services click HERE.
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