The Wellness Action Plan is a tool to help you and your employees share what keeps you well at work and when and why you might become unwell. It helps you improve wellbeing or support recovery.
It is based on a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) – an evidence-based system for managing mental health. This system has been adapted, and the new approach has become popular for use in workplace settings.
It’s a personal document written by employees and shared with individual managers. It works as an agreement and a tool to promote ongoing discussion. It’s not legally binding.
WAPs are for everyone, not just someone who has a problem right now. For all of us, it’s important to stay aware of our mental health work, and a WAP can help with this.