Thursday, 5 August 2010

Tools for Wellness Programme

We are hoping to run a programme to support members in their recovery through the development of a personalised plan called Tools for Wellness. The programme is based on Mary Ellen Copeland’s Wellness Recovery Action Plan® which has helped thousands of people affected by mental ill health to recover and regain control over their lives despite having a psychiatric diagnosis. She developed WRAP® after completing extensive research on the individual’s experiences of recovery from mental ill health and also resulting from her own needs in managing manic depression.

The goals of the course are to enable participants to develop their own recovery and self-management resources for dealing with ongoing psychiatric symptoms. The course will empower participants to take back control and responsibility of their individual needs for wellbeing and improved quality of life while developing a personalised wellness plan in a group setting. The focus of the course will be on the follow key areas: Hope, Personal Responsibility, Self-Advocacy, Education & Support. It will be delivered through 6-8 workshop-style sessions where the emphasis is on shared wisdom and interactive group activites.

Fionn and Martha will be providing an information session in early September where members can find out all about the programme before taking the plunge – so watch this space!

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