I am a fourth year McGill student from Ontario majoring in psychology. I first learned about WRAP during a time in my life when I really needed a program just like it. I have learned so much about self compassion and the meaning of wellness and being able to facilitate groups and share that with others has been one of the most rewarding experiences I've had. Learning how to manage my own wellness in the process has been an invaluable experience.
I work as a Mental Health Case Manager. I enjoy the people I work with and am blessed that they allow me to join them in their journey of recovery. I took the WRAP training in 2016. I am able to use it in my work career and personal life.
Becky grew up in rural Nottinghamshire and trained to be a primary school teacher. A series of traumatic events, including abuse and a war zone, led to her struggling and reluctantly accessing the psychiatric system. Feeling isolated with a mental health diagnosis, having to take powerful sedatives and with no one to talk with who understood Becky founded a peer Support Group in Nottinghamshire which she has facilitated continuously since 1995. With peer support, reading, researching, using recovery strategies and WRAP Becky gradually reduced the use of psychiatric drugs over many years and is now living well without any of these drugs.
I recently took my WRAP Seminar II in San Diego. It was a wonderful experience for me. I am a lawyer by training. I also have a Communications degree. I am currently using WRAP in my own life to address challenges. I see the benefits daily. I hope to use WRAP in a legal environment to help people break the cycle of offending behaviour.
Hello, my name is Ed and I‘m a recently certified as a WRAP facilitator. I’m passionate about recovery as I live it every day and see that we can all reach what we consider to be our best versions of ourselves. I’m new to working in the Mental Health area and over the last 2 years since I changed careers I have worked with people who are Homeless and recovering from Addictions and I have worked as a Peer Support Worker with a Community Mental Health Organisation. I love meeting people and sharing stories. And I love being part of this community!
I am thrilled to be a part of the Laing House team and having had WRAP Facilitation Training through Self Help Connections. Having completed the Mental Health Recovery & Promotion program at NSCC, and being a huge advocate promoting wellness and recovery for those living with mental illness, Laing House and SHC is a natural fit. I am a very energetic and social individual who loves to network and meet new people in the community.
I am a Program Director in a community mental health agency that oversees a wonderful peer support program. Our Peer Support Workers have been utilizing and providing WRAP groups to the community for several years now. It has been enthusiastically welcomed by consumer survivors and service providers along the healthcare spectrum. I was overjoyed to receive the training myself as I believe strongly in the philosophy of WRAP and intend to use it with team building, parenting and my own health and wellness. We are one of the few organizations in Ontario that provide WRAP and we hope to be provincial leaders now that we have Advanced Level Facilitators among our staff group. It is too good of a program not to share!
My name is Henry, and I'm a fresh graduate of the University College London. I'm super approachable and I love interacting with people. Knowing WRAP and recovery is some of the best things ever happened to me, and I'd really like to share these with the public!
I am an adviser on the Work Programme in Swansea, South Wales. When I heard about WRAP I was immediately interested, thinking anything that could help with the recovery of my customers must be a good thing. Since completing my training I have facilitated three workshops and am currently on my fourth. My greatest joy is to see how people grow in confidence and actually start believing in recovery as they attend the weekly workshops.
Jenn has been working in mental health for the last twenty years. During that time she has been a relentless force for innovation. She sees sparks—programs and projects with the potential to serve humanity in bright new ways—and tends to them until they catch fire, transforming their surroundings. Jenn transformed one of B.C.s first Peer Support Programs from a small and underutilized program to a robust service that is now extremely valued and supported by the larger mental health system.
I learned about Wellness Recovery Action Planning through my studies as an Occupational Therapy student - its flexibility and applicability drew my interest. Through my training, it became evident that WRAP is an incredibly empowering self-support advocacy. I became certified as part of McGill University's Mental Health Services program to promote wellness among my peers.
Hello, I am a community development officer in west Cork. My training expands across psychological coaching, counseling and Pyschotherapy and social science. And now WRAP ! I fully enjoy and embrace the WRAP programme and love spreading the learning to as many people as possible so that they can live well and be empowered in a positive way.
I am the only WRAP facilitator in Iceland I am looking forward to use the WRAP with my clients and groups that I will facilitate and teach how WRAP can really change your life. I am also a occupational therapist and the WRAP and occupational therapy are a very good blend for the best results.
I am a social worker, BSW graduate from the University of Victoria in BC, and I am currently working in mental health in Halifax, NS. Through my education, I developed a passion for anti-oppressive, strength-based, and harm reduction practices, and am excited to begin working with these skills that fit so well with WRAP facilitating.
My name is Katrina I live and work in Edinburgh, Scotland.Having attended WRAP Seminar 1workshop in Scotland it enabled me to experience wrap for myself and I created my own WRAP. This supported me in identifying where changes in my own life could be made to support my wellness and helped me to identify the triggers that can impact on my wellness and actions required to manage these triggers to lesson the effect on my well being.
Introduced to WRAP in April 2016, I am an undergraduate student at McGill University who is learning how to best integrate strategies for wellness into various aspects of my life, and groups with which I work. As a student executive, I am interested in how we can institutionalize practices that support wellness and promote empathy while achieving professional goals. I would love to see the administration and student organizations at my university embrace WRAP as an important tool for professional success and personal wellness. As a graduating student, I'm looking for opportunities to continue my work with WRAP moving forward.
Member of the Consumer/Survivor/ Mad/ X community in Toronto, Ontario Canada for over 20 years. I believe there is so much to life as a mad person that exists outside a pill. If you want to take a wellness journey, I am game for that. WRAP is a tool for wellness, it is also a tool for really living outside the clinical purview of human experience.
Natalie is passionate about her wellness and recovery, inspired by her journey as a survivor through trauma. She is dedicated to inspiring others; her open-minded and heartfelt approach in conversations create a safe place for sharing. For several years Natalie has enjoyed her work as a first voice speaker/volunteer, with the IWK Children's Hospital.
Enthusiastic WRAP facilitator from Dublin, Ireland. First discovered WRAP when trying to balance work, life, bills, socialising, hobbies and everyday stress. Have been using WRAP myself ever since! I'm working in the area of Mental Health and regularly see the positive impact WRAP has for people from all different backgrounds and ways of life.
I am a student at McGill University, moving toward increased personal and professional integration of holistic wellness in everyday life. Mental health has had a deep impact on my life from a very young age. As I move forward, I am continually amazed and excited to have discussions of hopefulness and wellness with my peers and WRAP has played an integral role in this journey.
I encountered Wrap a few years ago, but it was only recently that I found how incredibly helpful it can be to me and others. I volunteered for the training because I wanted to help people as I have been helped by finding my wellness toolbox. I look forward to delivering seminars and connecting with as many people as I can.
Hi, my name is Steven McBride and I live in Scotland. WRAP is fairly new to me, although after attending Seminar 1 and the Co-facilitators training I was fairly quickly able to identify concepts and strategies that I have been adopting throughout my life. I get great personal satisfaction in supporting others in any way I can and feel this contributes to my ongoing wellness.
Tracey Mitchell is a settler in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Treaty 6 Territory, the homeland of the Cree and Métis peoples. Tracey works as a Peer Support Mentor with Saskatchewan Health Authority, where she mentors other peer supporters and supports the development of peer support programs throughout the province. Facilitating WRAP is one of Tracey’s favourite things to do. She is currently working on a WRAP scrapbook using art journaling techniques, one of her favourite wellness tools.
I am a "two hat", a person who has struggled to maintain my own mental health and wellness while working in mental health in variety of roles, including case manager, mental health educator, and CMHA program supervisor. I have used my own WRAP for over ten years.Becoming a certified WRAP Facilitator was one of my dreams. I lived in the US for most of my life, and I am comfortable with both countries' system of care.