I am a fourth year McGill student from Ontario majoring in psychology. I first learned about WRAP during a time in my life when I really needed a program just like it. I have learned so much about self compassion and the meaning of wellness and being able to facilitate groups and share that with others has been one of the most rewarding experiences I've had. Learning how to manage my own wellness in the process has been an invaluable experience.
I work as a Mental Health Case Manager. I enjoy the people I work with and am blessed that they allow me to join them in their journey of recovery. I took the WRAP training in 2016. I am able to use it in my work career and personal life.
Becky grew up in rural Nottinghamshire and trained to be a primary school teacher. A series of traumatic events, including abuse and a war zone, led to her struggling and reluctantly accessing the psychiatric system. Feeling isolated with a mental health diagnosis, having to take powerful sedatives and with no one to talk with who understood Becky founded a peer Support Group in Nottinghamshire which she has facilitated continuously since 1995. With peer support, reading, researching, using recovery strategies and WRAP Becky gradually reduced the use of psychiatric drugs over many years and is now living well without any of these drugs.
I recently took my WRAP Seminar II in San Diego. It was a wonderful experience for me. I am a lawyer by training. I also have a Communications degree. I am currently using WRAP in my own life to address challenges. I see the benefits daily. I hope to use WRAP in a legal environment to help people break the cycle of offending behaviour.
I am a Program Director in a community mental health agency that oversees a wonderful peer support program. Our Peer Support Workers have been utilizing and providing WRAP groups to the community for several years now. It has been enthusiastically welcomed by consumer survivors and service providers along the healthcare spectrum. I was overjoyed to receive the training myself as I believe strongly in the philosophy of WRAP and intend to use it with team building, parenting and my own health and wellness. We are one of the few organizations in Ontario that provide WRAP and we hope to be provincial leaders now that we have Advanced Level Facilitators among our staff group. It is too good of a program not to share!
My name is Henry, and I'm a fresh graduate of the University College London. I'm super approachable and I love interacting with people. Knowing WRAP and recovery is some of the best things ever happened to me, and I'd really like to share these with the public!
I am an adviser on the Work Programme in Swansea, South Wales. When I heard about WRAP I was immediately interested, thinking anything that could help with the recovery of my customers must be a good thing. Since completing my training I have facilitated three workshops and am currently on my fourth. My greatest joy is to see how people grow in confidence and actually start believing in recovery as they attend the weekly workshops.
Jenn has been working in mental health for the last twenty years. During that time she has been a relentless force for innovation. She sees sparks—programs and projects with the potential to serve humanity in bright new ways—and tends to them until they catch fire, transforming their surroundings. Jenn transformed one of B.C.s first Peer Support Programs from a small and underutilized program to a robust service that is now extremely valued and supported by the larger mental health system.
I learned about Wellness Recovery Action Planning through my studies as an Occupational Therapy student - its flexibility and applicability drew my interest. Through my training, it became evident that WRAP is an incredibly empowering self-support advocacy. I became certified as part of McGill University's Mental Health Services program to promote wellness among my peers.
I am the only WRAP facilitator in Iceland I am looking forward to use the WRAP with my clients and groups that I will facilitate and teach how WRAP can really change your life. I am also a occupational therapist and the WRAP and occupational therapy are a very good blend for the best results.
My name is Katrina I live and work in Edinburgh, Scotland.Having attended WRAP Seminar 1workshop in Scotland it enabled me to experience wrap for myself and I created my own WRAP. This supported me in identifying where changes in my own life could be made to support my wellness and helped me to identify the triggers that can impact on my wellness and actions required to manage these triggers to lesson the effect on my well being.
Introduced to WRAP in April 2016, I am an undergraduate student at McGill University who is learning how to best integrate strategies for wellness into various aspects of my life, and groups with which I work. As a student executive, I am interested in how we can institutionalize practices that support wellness and promote empathy while achieving professional goals. I would love to see the administration and student organizations at my university embrace WRAP as an important tool for professional success and personal wellness. As a graduating student, I'm looking for opportunities to continue my work with WRAP moving forward.
I am a student at McGill University, moving toward increased personal and professional integration of holistic wellness in everyday life. Mental health has had a deep impact on my life from a very young age. As I move forward, I am continually amazed and excited to have discussions of hopefulness and wellness with my peers and WRAP has played an integral role in this journey.
I am a "two hat", a person who has struggled to maintain my own mental health and wellness while working in mental health in variety of roles, including case manager, mental health educator, and CMHA program supervisor. I have used my own WRAP for over ten years.Becoming a certified WRAP Facilitator was one of my dreams. I lived in the US for most of my life, and I am comfortable with both countries' system of care.