To celebrate the launch of our new division, here's an all-you-need-to-know about Psychosocial Recovery Coaching.
What is a Psychosocial Recovery Coach?
A psychosocial Recovery Coach is a mental health care professional who can support you in your journey and recovery towards living a life that is meaningful by your own unique definition.
What is the role of a Psychosocial Recovery Coach?
Provide guidance, support, and encouragement to clients with mental health conditions.
Assists clients in accessing other forms of support, such as housing, employment, and education.
Works with clients to develop a recovery plan that is tailored to their individual needs
Monitors clients' progress and adjusts the recovery plan as needed
Helps clients build a support network and connect with other services and resources in the community
Advocates for clients and helps them navigate the NDIS system
Maintains professional boundaries and confidentiality at all times
Works collaboratively with other members of the client's healthcare team, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.
Am I eligible for this kind of support?
Recovery Coaching is typically funded only for those with mental health needs stated on their NDIS plans.
Recovery Coaching is optional if you are funded for it.
Hours are determined by your needs. NDIS planners or Local Area Coordinators will work with you to determine the number of hours you will need.
How do I find the perfect Recovery Coach?
Research which companies in your local area offer the service, and have good reviews, to find the right recovery coach.
Here are 5 things to consider in your search:
1. Are they someone you can get along with and easy to talk to? Are they good at listening to you?
2. Do they have a lived experience of mental illness and recovery?
3. What is their level of qualifications and experience, and ongoing training?
4. Are they registered or not registered with the NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission?
5. Are they available to support you at times and locations that are suitable for you?
To learn more about the Psychosocial Recovery Coaching Service that Project Make Lemonade provides, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 866 013.