WRAP stands for Wellness Recovery Action Plan. The WRAP program involves an educational and planning process that is grounded in mental health recovery concepts such as hope, education, empowerment, self-advocacy, and interpersonal support and connection.
Within a group setting, individuals explore self-help tools (eg. peer counseling, focusing exercises, relaxation & stress reduction techniques) and resources for keeping themselves well and for helping themselves feel better in difficult times. WRAP helps you to discover your own simple and safe wellness tools and helps you identify when you need to use them. Anyone can use WRAP to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be.
More information here: http://gersteincentre.org/wellness-and-recovery/wrap/
There are currently 3 opportunities to connect with Gerstein and their amazing community to make your wellness and recovery a priority through these WRAP related workshops that are coming up:
- WRAP Through Fitness
WRAP Through Fitness at the Gerstein Crisis Centre involves a fitness session at the YMCA followed by the traditional WRAP session afterward. Past participants say that the fitness component was highly beneficial and added to their overall experience of WRAP.
WRAP Through Fitness will run every Friday from September 23rd to November 11th.
Register online for the Information Session that will take place on Friday September 16, 12 -1:30 pm at The Central YMCA, 20 Grovsnor Street https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1A7tWaP5vmlQbbvU5VXBgvwkTLkfn7Bw7Lo2iDlZCffw/viewform?edit_requested=true
- WRAP for Newcomer Syrian Women
Are you a Syrian or Arabic speaking woman who has recently arrived in Canada? We are offering a free group to help you respond to the many changes you may be facing. This group will run from Sept 26 – Nov 14 and will help you:
– Manage your stress and responses to change
– Connect with women in similar situations
– Share ideas and re-establish a positive identity
Register online for the Information Session on Monday, September 19, 10am-12pm at Gerstein Crisis Centre (100 Charles Street East) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ISpXZm6JYXvAFQ24C3xHpvG9HnPWkMMuV7eUNXqfVHo/viewform?edit_requested=true
- WRAP Power of Attorney Workshop
Have you taken WRAP before? Do you need someone to make decisions for you when you are not able to do so for yourself, but also want decision making power when your condition improves?
This is a free service for those who qualify financially as per Legal Aid Ontario’s eligibility guidelines. An information session on Powers of Attorneys and how a WRAP Plan can be used to help create a Power of Attorney that responds to your specific needs.
Register online for the Workshop, on Wednesday, September 28, 1-3pm at the Gerstein Crisis Centre (100 Charles Street East) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Pf7_FPYyUodq-y3GZ7CCF3VOYjTUrOux7zk3MlOVt-U/viewform?edit_requested=true