Wellness Recovery Action Planning, or WRAP, is an evidence-based system that is used worldwide by people who are dealing with mental health and other kinds of wellness challenges. It is a unique form of mental health support in that is peer-led and self-directed. Join host Shannon Eliot as she chats with Mary Ellen Copeland, author of the book "Wellness Recovery Action Plan" and Matthew Federici, Executive Director of The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery.
Peer support was recognized by a few pioneer professionals as early as the 1930s, such as neuropsychiatrist Abraham Low and psychologist Albert Bandura. Only recently has the field of mental health care begun to use the benefits of peer support through the implementation of a peer specialist workforce. Much change needs to occur to make the full shift toward a comprehensive wellness-based recovery system of support.
Rona McBrierty and Rozlyn Anderson are featured in this 9 minute interview sharing how Copeland Center WRAP® Facilitation has an impact on one's personal recovery and recovery to practice skills for mental health care providers creating transformational change at the community level. Rona and Rozlyn are Copeland Center Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators and are from two culturally diverse regions of Scotland.