What is a Psychosocial Recovery Coach?

A Psychosocial Recovery Coach (or NDIS Recovery Coach) is a new mental health focussed NDIS support item for participants living with a psychosocial disability who require support managing complex challenges of daily living.
Further information on the role of a Psychosocial Recovery Coach can be found on the NDIS website here.

What does a Psychosocial Recovery Coach do?

A Psychosocial Recovery Coach will work collaboratively with NDIS participants, acknowledging that each person is an expert in their own life. This is an important new role that supports people with mental health supports.
Coaches work with the person to develop goals, hopes and aspirations. It is a strength-based approach that is underpinned by strong and respectful relationships. A recovery coach will spend time with you, and the people important to you, to get to know you and understand your needs.
They will help you to find out about difference services and supports, and how these can help you and help you get support from mental health services. Recovery means recreating a new path forward and being able to live a purpose and meaningful life.

Who will get a Recovery Coach?

Generally, recovery coaching will be funded in NDIS plans for people with psychosocial support needs. You do not have to choose a recovery coach if you do not want one.

Here are some important questions to consider when choosing a Recovery Coach:

Psychosocial Recovery Coach Costing

As per the NDIS Price Guide, this comes under: Capacity Building – Support Coordination with funding for Psychosocial Recovery Coach.

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