How can WRAP help with drug and alcohol addiction?
WRAP is a tool for life – it’s a system for monitoring, reducing and eliminating uncomfortable or distressing behaviours and feelings, including addictions. A WRAP encourages you to focus on your personal resources, strengths and wellness. It is based on empowerment and personal responsibility.
This is what participants have said were the best aspects of attending a WRAP for Drug & Alcohol Recovery course:
“Meeting people and knowing that I’m not alone”
“This has been a great experience and I’ve learnt a lot”
“Meeting like-minded people”
“Finding tools to help myself”
“Meeting new people and knowing that I’m worth it”
“Sharing with others – not being alone”
“Learning strategies to help deal with problems”
“The ability to learn and look outward and make decisions that need to be addressed”
“The non-judgemental environment, positive outlook and professionalism”
If you are thinking about stopping using drugs and/or alcohol or want to stay stopped, attending a WRAP group will provide you with the opportunity to explore ways to support and enhance your wellbeing as well as new tools for dealing with the challenges you face in recovery. WRAP provides you with a framework which can support you in every part of your life.
The next WRAP for Drug & Alcohol Recovery six-session course starts on Monday, 7 December in Lewes. This course is FREE of charge and booking is essential. You can download an application form on our Drug & Alcohol Recovery Page.
How can WRAP help when you have a long term health condition?
Living with a long term health condition can have a big impact on how we feel and how we manage life. A WRAP group provides a safe space to explore all areas of your life from maintaining your wellbeing through to action planning for when life is challenging.
WRAP enables us to identify ways to support ourselves when maybe we are no longer able to do the things we used to do, for example, because you are coping with pain or experiencing significant changes to your lifestyle, or wanting to maintain wellness.
No matter what long term health condition you are living with, WRAP promotes empowerment and hope that you can lead a productive life and maintain your wellbeing.
Follow the link for an example of a WRAP for managing diabetes.
If you have a long term health condition and you would like to attend a WRAP course, please get in touch. The first of four courses starts on 17 November in Bexhill. The course details can be found on our Wellbeing page.
Come and talk to us about WRAP at the East Sussex World Mental Health Day Event being held at The International Lawn Tennis Centre in Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park on Friday, 9th October 2015, 10.00am to 4.00pm. This is a free event open to anyone who is part of the mental health support environment, the public, carers, as well as GP’s and professionals working in mental health. Look out for Coastal Wellbeing’s WRAP stall. We look forward to seeing you there!
Visit the following pages on our website for details of the latest WRAP courses on offer in East Sussex starting in May, June and July 2015:
WRAP for Carers
WRAP for Drug & Alcohol Recovery
WRAP for Mental Health and Wellbeing
The courses are free of charge. Booking is essential.
Coastal Wellbeing has received funding through the East Sussex County Council Commissioning Grants Prospectus 2014 to deliver four WRAP for Drug and Alcohol Recovery courses.
These courses will be free of charge and open to anyone living in East Sussex in recovery from dependence on drugs and/or alcohol and will take place across the county during 2015.
To find out more and for information on courses in your area visit the WRAP for Drug and Alcohol Recovery page of our website.
Coastal Wellbeing has received funding through the East Sussex Commissioning Grants Prospectus 2014 to deliver WRAP for Carers for the next three years. This means there will be eight groups delivered each year across East Sussex.
These courses will be free of charge and open to any carer who lives in East Sussex who looks after someone (but is not paid for doing so) who couldn’t manage without their help.
Please visit our WRAP for Carers page to find out more about courses being held near you.
Coastal Wellbeing has been funded through the East Sussex County Council Commissioning Prospectus 2013 to deliver WRAP to Carers. The courses are free of charge and being held at various locations across East Sussex. Visit our WRAP for Carers page to find courses in your area.
Coastal Wellbeing attended a Health and Wellbeing Event in Peacehaven, East Sussex, on Saturday, 23 February 2013:
We met lots of lovely people during the day.
To find out more about our courses click here.
Join us at a fun, free, health and wellbeing event on Saturday, 23 February 2013 from 10am to 2pm.
The event is being held at the Meridian Surgery, Anchor Healthcare Centre, Meridian Way, Peacehaven, East Sussex BN10 8NF. Have a look at a photo of the Coastal Wellbeing stall!
Who will be there?
- Health Trainers
- Wellbeing & Recovery facilitators
- Healthy Lifestyles Advisor
- Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (CBT Techniques)
- Yoga & Shiatsu Practitioners
- Counsellors & Art Psychotherapists
- Life Coach
- Fitness Instructor
New WRAP courses will be starting in Lewes and/or Newhaven in April 2013. If you would like to book a place on a group or if you are interested in finding out more, please e-mail, text or phone Lucy or Molly.