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Community Psychology and Community Mental HealthTowards Transformative Change$
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Geoffrey Nelson, Bret Kloos, and Jose Ornelas

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199362424

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362424.001.0001

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Wellness Recovery Action Planning

Wellness Recovery Action Planning

The Role of Wellness Promotion in a New Paradigm of Community Mental Health

(p.133) 7 Wellness Recovery Action Planning
Community Psychology and Community Mental Health

Mary Ellen Copeland

Jessica A. Jonikas

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes one particular, consumer-created and -operated approach that has received a great deal of attention in North America—Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP). It outlines the rationale for and the components of WRAP. It goes on to review research that indicates the potential value of WRAP in promoting consumer well-being. It notes how WRAP is congruent with a transformative new paradigm in community mental health, but conclude with some cautions and caveats, noting that WRAP is one tool for transformative change that needs to be accompanied by broader systems changes.

Keywords:   community mental health, recovery, self-help, transformation, Wellness Recovery Action Plans, consumer participation

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