What is a psychosocial recovery coach?
If you have a psychosocial disability or mental illness of some kind, a psychosocial recovery coach will be able to help you find your true and authentic path in life.
They’re qualified health professionals, who’re also fully aware of the ins and outs of the NDIS and can use this knowledge to bring your path into focus, and vision closer to reality.
What does psychosocial recovery coaching include?
Psychosocial recovery coaching is a relatively new service introduced by the NDIS, and will generally follow the steps below.
Forming a close relationship
You’re going to be working pretty closely with your recovery coach, so we’ll be sure to match you with someone you’re going to get along with. They’ll also work with your family, and any other carers you might have, as they get to know the most important people in your life.
Helping you find your path
Your coach will help you dig deep, and identify any important goals or aspirations you may have. It’s time to let your imagination run wild, see where it goes and, perhaps, open your eyes to a future you’d never thought possible before. For many, this is the most exciting part of the process.
Building the right plan
Once your psychosocial recovery coach has helped draw out your goals, the next step is to build a plan to get there. They’ll support you with building a recovery plan, including advance directives and allowing for all possibilities. As they know the NDIS inside out they also know how to make the most of your plan, while building your recovery skills, overall capacity and resilience at the same time.
Finding the support you need
Next they’ll help you find the support required to put your plan into action, and get you started on the road to recovery. They’ll liaise with the NDIS on your behalf, help you navigate the paperwork and get your support system up and running as quickly, and effectively as possible.
Ongoing help and guidance
Now you’re on the right path, they’ll keep in touch and check in on a regular basis. They’ll help you keep track of your progress, while staying motivated and focussed on your goals. Should any change be required to your support, they’ll let the NDIS know, as they continue to act as your representative within the system.