Wellness Recovery Action Planning
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) is a 'self-management' tool used in many countries around the world to help individuals take more control over their own wellbeing and recovery. It emphasises that people are the experts in their own experience and is based on the premise that there are no limits to recovery.
SRN Statement of Principle
SRN have trained and provide support to over 50 WRAP Facilitators across Scotland. Our experience of this process, informed by a recent consultation exercise with Scottish stakeholders, is encapsulated in the following statement of principle:
What makes up a WRAP?
WRAP offers a structured means by which people can maintain wellness and recovery while working to anticipate and reflect on crisis.
Individuals work within these principles to create their own WRAP. Each plan should include the following components:
SRN WRAP Facilitator Quality Accreditation System
SRN believes that a quality accreditation (QA) system for WRAP Facilitators will ensure that there is a recognised and consistent standard expected in the delivery of WRAP by SRN trained Facilitators across Scotland. The aim of this is to ensure that individuals attending WRAP workshops have a positive experience and that this creates and retains a high level of confidence in the WRAP group experience.
When someone attends a WRAP workshop run by an SRN Quality Accredited WRAP Facilitator they can expect:
SRN has been thinking about developing a QA system since the first Facilitators were trained in 2007 and 2008. We know what a high quality WRAP workshop looks like because of the work of the Facilitators trained since 2007. Our knowledge is enriched by a number of independent evaluations of WRAP, in particular a 2010 evaluation of ‘WRAP in self-help and mutual support groups’. In this research, participants and facilitators enthusiastically endorsed the benefits of WRAP in a group setting, when delivered by trained facilitators sharing their lived experience as equals in groups where everyone is treated with dignity, compassion, respect and unconditional high regard.
This represents a value base for WRAP which underlies the outcomes and indicators developed for the QA system. You can find out more about these below.
QA System Outcomes and Indicators
A core set of outcomes and indicators form the basis of SRN's QA system for WRAP Facilitators. Work on these started in the winter of 2010 at a meeting of SRN trained Facilitators. Our highly trained Facilitators, at network meetings and participating in a working group in 2011, helped create the SRN WRAP Facilitator Quality Accreditation System. The outcomes and indicators are:
Contact us to find out more about the SRN Quality Accredited WRAP Facilitator System.