Webinar: Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and Wellness Self-Management

Date
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Access
Open to the Public
Presenter
Dr. Judith Cook and Amanda Berg
Organization
BC PSR Advanced Practice
Location
Webinar

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and Wellness Self-Management

Presenters: Dr. Judith Cook and Amanda Berg, WRAP Program Facilitator

This session will discuss how people can learn to self-manage their wellness using simple daily strategies to promote mental and physical health. The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) was developed by people who experience emotional, health, and lifestyle challenges. WRAP helps people identify what makes them well and how to use these tools to relieve difficult feelings and achieve a better quality of life. Hear from a peer WRAP educator about what is involved in making and using a WRAP plan. Learn from a university researcher about WRAP's documented effects on symptom reduction, hopefulness, empowerment, and quality of life. See why WRAP's status as an evidence-based practice makes it a powerful tool for recovery.


Session Objectives:

1. Identify the key elements of WRAP education and the steps of creating and using a WRAP plan.
2. Understand how wellness self-management is essential to the recovery process.
3. Learn what makes something an evidence-based practice and what outcomes WRAP participants experienced in research studies. 
4. Hear real-world examples of WRAP's effects on people lives and their recovery.

Presenter Info:

Judith A. Cook is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she directs the Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy, home to a federally-funded center on mental illness and co-occurring medical conditions as well as a number of research grants and program evaluation contracts. Dr. Cook is an internationally recognized authority on mental health services research, specifically the study of clinical and rehabilitation outcomes of adults receiving community-based care. Her policy work in Canada includes consultation with Ministries and programs in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, and Ontario.

Amanda Berg is a person living with a mental illness for over twenty years and has actively worked through her recovery.   She has an interest in sharing with others.  Peer support and teaching Building Recovery of Individual Dreams and Goals through Education and Support (BRIDGES) were big parts of her recovery.  She also facilitates various groups such as Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) and is currently involved in two research studies. 

The BC PSR Advanced Practice is pleased to offer a webinar that discusses how people can learn to self-manage their wellness using simple daily strategies to promote mental and physical health. The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) was developed by people who experience emotional, health, and lifestyle challenges.