29 June 2020

Psychosocial Recovery Coach

LotUs Assist now offers the new support item ‘psychosocial recovery coach (recovery coach)’ to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

What will psychosocial recovery coaches do?

  • Psychosocial recovery coaches will provide support to people with psychosocial disability to live a full and contributing life. People will be assisted to take more control of their lives and to better manage complex challenges of day to day living.
  • Through strong and respectful relationships and skilled coaching, people will be supported to build capacity, including strengths and resilience. Psychosocial recovery coaches will work collaboratively with people, their families, carers and supports to design, plan, implement and adjust a recovery plan.
  • They will collaborate with the broader service system and will assist with the co-ordination of NDIS and other supports.

Psychosocial recovery coaches are different from support co-ordinators in that they bring specialist knowledge and skills in psychosocial recovery, mental health and service navigation within the mental health system. Given support co-ordination is an element of the psychosocial recovery coach role, the NDIA will generally not be funding both in a participant’s plan.

A participant with funding for a psychosocial recovery coach in their plan will have the option of selecting a recovery coach with either lived experience or with learned knowledge of psychosocial disability and mental health. The practice of Lived Experience recovery coaches will be informed by the Lived Experience Discipline.

If you’d like to know more about how to access a Recovery Coach, contact us at LotUs Assist or find out more information at:

Download the psychosocial recovery coach information sheet