Recovery Coaching (or psychosocial recovery coaching) is a new service provided by NDIS, designed to help support individuals with a psychosocial disability to take more control over their lives and to help better manage the complex challenges of day-to-day living.
abbaCare’s Recovery coaches are here to help support individuals with psychosocial disability to recognise, reflect and take responsibility of their own recovery.
They work together with the individuals, their families, carers, and other services, to create, design and implement a recovery plan and help with the coordination of other NDIS supports.
Recovery coaching is about creating a clear plan of action while using the participants current strengths to help them reach their desired goals.
Besides helping the participant access and maintain recovery, our coaches access support systems and resources needed to help the recovery, such as benefits and health care.
Recovery coaching can also help individuals return to employment, find stable housing or transition. The client self directs their own recovery while the coach is there to help provide expertise and encouragement in supporting the necessary changes to attaining the goals that are important to the individual.
How is abbaCare’s Recovery Coaching different to a support co-ordinator?
abbaCare’s support co-ordinator’s 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.
Whereas abbaCare’s psychosocial recovery coach is specifically designed for individuals who have a primary diagnosis of psychosocial disability.
Recovery coaches can offer a more hands-on approach, using their specific knowledge of mental health services, to ensure individuals receive the correct support that they need to reach their goals.