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Australas Psychiatry. 2008 Dec;16(6):450-6. doi: 10.1080/10398560802043705.

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP): workshop evaluation.

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  • 1Department of Public Health and General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Otago, New Zealand.



This study evaluated the delivery of a series of workshops on mental health recovery. The aims were to determine if the workshops changed participants' attitudes and knowledge about recovery, if there were any differences in views between consumers and health professionals of mental health services, and how the delivery and content of the program could be improved.


A total of 187 consumers and health professionals from mental health services attended a workshop based on the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). Questionnaires were administered before and after the workshop.


There was a significant change in total attitudes and knowledge about recovery (p<0.001) in the expected direction, with no differences between consumers and health professionals. The majority of participants found the workshop useful, and the majority of comments were positive.


This study provides preliminary support for the use of WRAP to change consumers' and mental health professionals' knowledge and attitudes about recovery.

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