Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)
We Plan for Your Wellness
The Mental Health Association of South Mississippi hosts sessions where the general public can learn wellness tools and stress management.
The Mental Health Association of South Mississippi hosts sessions where the general public can learn wellness tools and stress management. By learning simple, safe and free ways to stay well, triggers can be controlled from growing into a situation where things are breaking down. Action plans are formulated so that when a trigger occurs you already know how to handle it positively. This applies to anyone who deals with stress, anger, anxiety or other difficult feelings. The workshops are called WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Planning.
Why would your company want to become involved with wellness? Because untreated mental health conditions can dramatically impact the workplace, translating to decreased productivity, poor decision making, absenteeism and other problems that impact the bottom line.
For employers, presenteeism refers to the fact that employees may be at work, but due to health concerns, they are not working optimally. This issue has an annual cost to companies of over $180 billion per year and is a persistent problem at over 50% of workplaces. “As you can see, it benefits employers to get involved and promote wellness among staff,” says Liz Hoop, Mental Health Association of South MS Board member.
WRAP has a broad applicability. It has been found to work well for people who have medical conditions and life issues such as diabetes, mental health, addiction, trauma related issues and more. It can also be used as a framework to build moral for employees, help management teams become better leaders, give customer service and sales people tools for success.
Wellness Recovery Action Planning is designed to:
- decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors
- increase personal empowerment
- improve quality of life
- assist in achieving your own life goals and dreams.