People with NDIS plans have the option to select to work with coaches that have learnt experience or lived experience.
Coaches with lived experience are also referred to as peer coaches and are people that openly identify and use their lived experience of mental illness and recovery as part of their work.
Professional Peers are powerful role models for hope and demonstrate the possibility of successful recovery. They can walk alongside people and can provide unique expertise when developing recovery goals.
Their work is informed by the principles of peer work practice, which has guidance on how to effectively and safely draw on their own experiences to foster hope and guide people towards self-management and recovery.