Achieve Your Goals With A Psychosocial Recovery Coach

What is a Psychosocial Recovery Coach?

A Psychosocial Recovery Coach, also known as a recovery coach, is a new type of NDIS support staff. Recovery coaches have specific knowledge in providing support to those with psychosocial disabilities.

Recovery coaches use one-on-one coaching and tailored recovery plans to build self-efficacy. Participants will be better able to take part in, manage, and navigate their lives.
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What you'll get out of Recovery Coaching

Participants can achieve a more fulfilling and engaging life through coaching. They can expect a faster recovery, lots of motivation and support, and a greater degree of self-awareness and understanding.

Become Unstuck

Change can be scary and difficult without the right support.

Dedicated Coaching

We're here with you every step of the way, helping you navigate the complexity of day to day living.

Gain Self Awareness

Gain insights and a better understanding of yourself through dedicated coaching.

Tailored Recovery Plan

We'll form a personalised recovery plan to guide you towards a better future.

Ready to make a booking?

Taking the first step towards recovery can be scary! But know that it’s one of the most critical steps. Our Recovery Coaches are friendly, kind, and caring. They’re all here to help you and will always have your best intentions in mind. To begin your journey towards a more fulfilling life, please make a booking using our booking form.

What should I expect?

In our first session, we will take a look at your current supports. We will discuss your goals and objectives and how our services could assist in your recovery.

In this session, we would also like to find out more about your personality and interests to match you to your ideal coach.

What does a Psychosocial Recovery Coach do?

 A Psychosocial recovery coach will:

What stage of psychosocial recovery are you in?

There are five stages to the recovery process. Knowing what stage you’re in will give you a clearer sense of how far you’ve come, what to expect as your recovery continues, and what to expect from your support.

What makes us unique?

We endeavor to make sure that all of our coaches have the highest level of education as well as lived experience with mental illness to develop stronger empathy with NDIS participants.

Person centred approach

We're focused on you and what you can do, not your disability or illness. As such, we aim to help you achieve your goals.

Belief in building self efficacy

Belief in oneself and abilities is crucial to achieving your goals and living a more productive and meaningful life.

We believe that action precedes change

Change doesn't come about by itself. We believe that change comes about as a result of taking actionable steps.

Better Decision making through self awareness

With more understanding of who you are and what you can do, you'll be able to make smarter goals and informed decisions.

Got some questions? - We've got answers

The price of Psychosocial Recovery Coaching varies according to the time of day, and the degree of distance required to get to the participant. For more information on pricing please visit our pricing page.

Approximately 50 – 100 hours per year. If you do need more time however, you can reach out to your LAC (local area coordinator) to adjust your plan.

Each individual is different. With that said, we generally like to commit to a minimum of 3 to 6 months. For those with some life long illnesses, a more extensive period of recovery coaching may be required.

Before starting your sessions with a recovery coach, you may spend quality time with your coach to build trust and rapport. This process includes a few hours with your coach so you can get to know each other on a personal level. You and your coach can enjoy many recreational activities together during your training to build trust and understanding.

Recovery coaches are more hands-on and allocate more time to their participants compared to support coordinators. A recovery coach can be more qualified to help participants with their recovery thanks to lived experiences and their specific psychology degrees. This means a recovery coach can provide more relevant assistance than what support coordinators can offer.

A support coordinator is similar to a recovery coach, but they don’t have extensive qualifications and lack lived experience. This means they won’t be able to provide a tailored plan specific to a participant’s needs.

Life coaches are professionals that don’t have a psychology degree. They’re suited for motivational speaking, and they’re known as lifestyle gurus. These types of coaches help make progress in someone’s life but not for people who have a mental illness.

Counsellors do have qualifications because they help people who have experienced extreme or mild trauma. You also get marriage counsellors who help people work through their relationship issues.

However, a psychosocial coach has specific qualifications to help individuals who suffer from severe mental disabilities such as schizophrenia, agoraphobia or chronic social anxiety. Additionally, a recovery coach has lived experiences to relate to their participants, which is something counsellors may not have.

You certainly can! To learn more about how to go about finding a Recovery Coach, you can either ask your support coordinator, see our page on how to find a Psychosocial Recovery Coach, or contact us directly.

There are many features a recovery plan may offer NDIS participants. A plan may cover the following: 

  • Identify strengths and barriers: A psychosocial recovery coach is trained to identify a participant’s strengths and what is preventing them from progressing. The recovery coach’s goal is to help a participant overcome their fears so they can build on their strengths. 
  • Identification of triggers and strategies to aid recovery: Every participant has different triggers. A participant with PTSD may get triggered by something that reminds them of a traumatic experience. Others may be triggered by words, images or even sounds. A recovery coach may spend time with their participants to identify what their triggers are and develop a plan to help them recover from those triggers. 
  • Mapping goals: Everyone should have life goals. For some, it’s buying a house or earning a degree. But for psychosocial participants, their goals may be something as simple as going outside in public or not having panic attacks when they’re in a crowd. A recovery coach helps participants map out their goals into smaller manageable activities so participants achieve them without being overwhelmed.  
  • Engage with other NDIS supports: If participants would like to use other support strategies a recovery coach can help them adjust their plans accordingly. 
  • Crisis planning: Some participants will need a plan that can help them in case of an emergency. A recovery coach can structure a plan that may help the participant when they experience a trigger. This plan may include activities and exercises the participant or family members can use to help with immediate recovery after a trigger. 
  • Connection to required services: A well-structured plan should connect participants to other services they may need. Maybe they have other underlying illnesses such as cancer or HIV which may require support counselling.

Do you have anymore questions?

Getting in contact with Recovery Supports Australia

We at Recovery Supports Australia endeavour to quickly and compassionately respond to all inquiries and requests. If you would like to reach out to us directly, use the contact information below, else submit an inquiry through our contact form.

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Ready to begin your journey towards recovery?

Taking the first step is often the most difficult, yet it’s necessary to begin your journey towards recovery. The sooner you take it, though, the sooner your progress towards a more independent and fulfilling life begins.