WRAP Around Nova Scotia

WRAP AROUND Nova Scotia is an innovative, province-wide initiative to increase community capacity to support mental health and wellness in our Nova Scotia communities. Individuals within our collaborative partnerships throughout the province will be offered WRAP (Wellness and Recovery Action Plan) Plan Training and will be supported in their ability to develop and facilitate self-help groups from a model of peer support and recovery.

Our Goals

  • Build a Nova Scotia hub of WRAP Facilitators
  • Provide on-going online support for facilitator self-care
  • Collaboratively develop peer led mental health self-help groups
  • Maintain connections to NS peer agencies
  • Maintain fidelity of training
  • Create a Community of Practice

In Collaboration with the Copeland Centre

WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) is a group program that combines peer support with recovery education and action planning. The approach was developed in the United States by Mary Ellen Copeland in 1997 and has been a popular and impactful process for many people with lived experience in Canada.

WRAP group members learn about the key concepts of recovery, including hope, self-determination, education, self-advocacy, personal responsibility and giving and receiving support.

With guidance from peer facilitators and fellow group members, participants learn how to compile a personal WRAP Plan, which includes:

  • Wellness tools and daily maintenance list
  • Triggers & action plan
  • Early warning signs & action plan
  • When things are breaking down & action plan
  • Crisis plan
  • Post-crisis plan

To find out more about WRAP, click here