It's a WRAP: Delivering Wellness for Women in the UK

Karen Murray, Stephen Hamilton, Shona Hamilton

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Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) was first created by Mary Ellen Copeland in 1997 and reinforced the concept of people taking individual responsibility for their health status and wellbeing. To fuel personal responsibility for one's health status, Mary Ellen purported that it was necessary for the person to tap into their inner drive and resources with a view to owning their health. This concept has been widely accepted and disseminated within the field of mental health but has not yet been fully embraced by other professions, such as midwifery. In this piece, the authors highlight the recovery and wellness ethos inherent in the current zeitgeist of healthcare and discuss how WRAP could be utilised by midwives to facilitate the wellness of women during the antenatal period and beyond.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-13
Number of pages3
JournalThe Practising Midwife
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2015


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