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Psychosocial recovery coach
Building your capacity
A psychosocial recovery coach is a new NDIS service designed to support individuals with a psychosocial disability to take more control of their lives and to better manage the complex challenges of day-to-day living.
What is a psychosocial recovery coach?
Psychosocial recovery coaches support individuals with psychosocial disability to recognise, reflect and take responsibility of their own recovery.
They work collaboratively with individuals, their families, carers and other services to design and implement a recovery plan and help with the coordination of other NDIS supports.
Individuals can choose to work with a recovery coach who has learned or lived experience of psychosocial disability.
What does a recovery coach do?
Recovery coaches work with individuals with psychosocial disability to:
- Develop a recovery-enabling relationship
- Increase awareness of choice and control
- Identify individual goals and develop strategies to achieve them
- Provide ongoing support and engagement (even in times of increased needs due to variation in individual mental illness)
- Build individual capacity, increase recovery skills, resilience and decision making.
How is it different to a support co-ordinator?
A support co-ordinator’s main focus is capacity building and working with an individual to get the most out of an NDIS plan. Individuals do not need a specific diagnosis to have support coordination as part of their NDIS plan.
A psychosocial recovery coach is specifically designed for individuals who have a primary diagnosis of psychosocial disability.
Recovery coaches offer a more hands-on approach, using their specific knowledge of mental health services, to ensure individuals receive the best support to reach their goals.
Generally, support co-ordination and recovery-coaching will not be supported on the same plan.