We have provided Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) training to both clients and staff. We work with the recovery model first introduced by Mary Ellen Copeland, and this recovery model informs much of our work, particularly the hearing voices groups and peer support project.

Our WRAP is based on: simplicity – using ordinary language, using strategies that are simple and safe, and explaining what people think, say and do in everyday words (e.g. hearing voices instead of auditory hallucinations); truth and integrity – taking personal responsibility for recovery, recognising that we are the experts on our own lives, looking at strengths not weaknesses, realising that there are no limits to learning; equality – we are, and we treat each other as, equals and we work together for ourselves and each other; peace – we take each other as we are, with no conditions; sustainability – we believe there are no limits to recovery, and that recovery can fit any philosophy or set of values. Above all we believe in hope.

Through our courses, we have enabled people to devise their own WRAP. These plans include a daily maintenance wellness toolbox, knowing our triggers, early warning signs, what to do when things are breaking down and a crisis and post-crisis plan. Recovery is a journey and many people have found it helpful to have a plan for that journey.