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Setting up a Wellness Action Plan (WAP)

What is a Wellness Action Plan?

What should a WAP include?

How do WAPs help me as a manager?

How do WAPs help me as an employee?

How do we set up a WAP?

    • Cook, Copeland et al. Results of a randomized controlled trial of mental illness self-management using wellness recovery action planning. Schizophrenia Bulletin, March 2011. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbr012
    • Mental wellbeing at work. NICE Public health guideline [PH22], published November 2009
    • Work Related Stress. Health and Safety Executive. www.hse.gov.uk [accessed May 2017]
    • Guide for Line Managers: Wellness Action Plans. Mind. www.mind.org.uk [accessed May 2017]
  • Produced by Clare Foster, freelance health editor, and Nick Ridgman, Head of Health Content, Bupa UK, September 2017
    Next review due September 2020

    Bupa UK expert reviewers:

    • Naomi Humber, Psychology Services Manager, EAP
    • Stuart Haydock, Resilience Lead, Health Clinics
    • Sarah Deedat, Head of Behaviour Change
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