Wellness Recovery Action Plan

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Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is a recovery model developed by a group of people in northern Vermont in 1997 in a workshop on mental health recovery led by Mary Ellen Copeland. It has been extensively studied and is now an evidence-based practice, listed in the National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices.[1]

WRAP focuses on a person's strengths, rather than perceived deficits. WRAP is voluntary and trauma informed. People develop their own WRAP.[2]

See also[edit]

  • Tidal Model, developed by Professor Phil Barker, Poppy Buchanan-Barker and others.
  • Recovery approach, an overview of the recovery approach to mental health.
  • Thrive model developed by Dr. Mike Smith and Marion Aslan.


  1. ^ Copeland, Mary Ellen (2012). Facilitator Training Manual: Mental Health Recovery Including WRAP. 
  2. ^ "Intervention Summary: Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)". nrepp.samhsa.gov. 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 

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