MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION & PREVENTION

Wellness Recovery Action Plan®

“Wellness Recovery Action Plan®”, or WRAP®, developed by Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD is a personalized wellness development programme and handbook. Its five key concepts including hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy and support are employed to enhance participants’ awareness and abilities in dealing with health problems, daily maintenance plan and crisis planning.

WRAP® focused on training participants to develop their own ‘Wellness Toolbox’ in order to cope with life changes, to maintain positive thinking, and to stay as healthy as possible. The study revealed that participants had gained significant improvement in symptom reduction, hopefulness, positive thinking and self-confidence (Buffington, 2003; Fukui, et al, 2011) after learning WRAP®.

We have already promoted WRAP® to secondary schools, tertiary institutes and corporate to enhance the awareness of mental health management of different groups of people.

 

Goals of localization development

Goals of localization development

We committed to promote WRAP® in Hong Kong

2016
  • Awarded WRAP® Centers of Excellence by the Copeland Centre for Wellness and Recovery
2015
  • After the WRAP® training provide by “WE WRAP” Project, 11 University students and 18 PIR and carers became certified WRAP® facilitators.
  • Hosted a workshop in WRAP Around the World 2015 Conference (Washington, DC).
2014
  • Users, Carers, peer support workers and staff started co-leading WRAP® workshops and groups.
  • “WE WRAP” Project funded by Health Care and Promotion Fund was launched.    
  • 10 staff, users, carers and peer support workers became advanced-level WRAP® facilitators.
2013
  • The first local certified WRAP® Facilitator Training Course (Chinese Version).
  • Publication of WRAP® Facilitator Training Manual (Chinese Version).
  • 14 staff became certified WRAP® facilitators.
  • 12 users, carers and peer support workers became the second group of certified WRAP® facilitators.
  • Our Chief Executive Officer shared the experience in the development of WRAP® in Hong Kong in the 2nd WRAP® Around the World Conference.
2012
  • 2 facilitators attended an Advanced-level WRAP® Facilitator Training in United States and became Hong Kong's first two persons to obtain this accreditation.
  • Provided local certified WRAP® Facilitator Training Courses in Hong Kong.
2011
  • 4 certified WRAP® Facilitators attended the first WRAP® Around the World Conference.
  • Mary Ellen authorized New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association to translate WRAP® Facilitator Training Manual and book of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) in Chinese.
  • WRAP® trial programs executed at different service units.
  • Regular gathering for experience sharing by WRAP® Facilitators
2010
  • New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association sent professionals to United States for site visit.
  • After the WRAP® Facilitator Training provided by the Copeland Center in Hong Kong, 20 professionals become the first group of certified WRAP® facilitators in Hong Kong.

 

“WE WRAP” - Peer-led Wellness Recovery Action Plan Project

Project’s Aim:

“WE WRAP” - Peer-led Wellness Recovery Action Plan Project is a two-year pilot project aimed at empowering people with mental health challenge and young people. The project is funded by the Health Care and Promotion Fund, Food and Health Bureau.

The project has started since May 2014. By training people with mental health challenge and young people as certified WRAP facilitators to provide WRAP workshops to other people with mental health challenge and to young people for enhancing their mental wellness.

In addition, experience sharing by peer with similar background also serves to affirm the potential and wisdom of people with mental health challenge and young people in helping other while fostering employment opportunity for them.

 

Project’s Content:

University students and people with mental health challenge are recruited to receive a 5-days certified WRAP facilitators training for leading WRAP workshops. The project will offer monetary reward of HK$ 100 per hour, to trained certified WRAP facilitators who lead WRAP workshops as recognition of their contribution of unique experience and promoting peer support.

 

"WE WRAP" Facebook Pages

To promote the mental wellness and peer support, a facebook page is established to provide information about WRAP to WRAP facilitators, people with mental health challenge and young people.

Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/wewrapproject

 

Registration and enquiry:

“WE WRAP” - Peer-led Wellness Recovery Action Plan Project

Email: wewrap@nlpra.org.hk  
Tel: 3552 5106 / 3552 5259  
Fax: 3552 5393  
Address: 332 Nam Cheong Street, Kowloon, New Life Building, first floor  
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00
(1-2 pm for lunch time, service will not be open)
 
Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/wewrapproject  
Facebook page QR code:  

Funded by the Health Care and Promotion Fund

 

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