Qualified NDIS Recovery Coaches
Our coaches understand psychosocial disability, mental health and the NDIS. Recovery is an ongoing journey, and we are ready to partner with you at your own pace. Zero judgement. Tailored virtual service with no long forms or waiting queues!
What is a psychosocial recovery coach?
A psychosocial recovery coach will help you identify your goals, look for opportunities, develop your support network and empower you to make your own choices so you can live the life you want.
Our qualified and experienced recovery coaches are independent, so you can be confident they’re in your corner.
Think life coaching but with professionals who understand emotional wellbeing and just get it.
How It Works
1. Book a free chat online
Complete an obligation-free Registration Form and attach relevant reports and NDIS details.
2. Talk to Experts
We will arrange an initial clinical service appointment on a video call with a senior practitioner to confirm your therapy support needs, develop a service plain with you and test the technology.
3. Experience support
We will allocate the best practitioner from our highly-qualified and experienced team to meet your needs and arrange an appointment to get you started.
What do recovery coaches do?
Psychosocial recovery coaches will help you live a healthy and fulfilling life. Benefits of online psychosocial recovery coaching:
Available nationally, easy to access
We work with people with NDIS plans all over Australia. If you are looking to work towards your life goals, we are here to help. Psychosocial recovery coaching complements other forms of support. This means your NDIS recovery coach won’t provide your daily supports, but they will be your go-to person to bring all of your NDIS supports together.
You are the expert in your own life
You’ll be in control and we’ll work with you at your own pace. Our coaches take a strengths-based approach where we build upon your strengths to work towards your goals. We don’t define you by a diagnosis or label. We will support you as an individual and will work collaboratively to find a solution that works for you.
Our psychosocial support services all offer different types of support for overcoming barriers created by a psychosocial or mental health condition.
Our psychosocial support services all offer different types of support for overcoming barriers created by a psychosocial or mental health condition. We work with you to understand your personal challenges and help you to find solutions, access services, and build your skills for greater independence and better quality of life – the way you choose. Our psychosocial support services include recovery coaching, counselling, support coordination, and specialist support coordination.
Psychosocial Support Services under NDIS
If you have a psychosocial disability, you may qualify for an NDIS plan, which gives you funding for the support services you need in everyday life. If you have an NDIS plan with funding under Capacity Building – Support Coordination or Capacity Building – Improved Daily Living, you will be able to use your plan to pay for our Psychosocial Support Services. Find out more in our guide to mental health and the NDIS.
Our psychosocial support services can help with your everyday functioning, relationships, building social skills, and achieving your work goals, whether you already have a job or are working towards one. We provide holistic support for both your mental and physical health.
A Coach should work with you to identify goals the you want to work towards. A good coach will work with you to self-direct and grow in the direction you want to go.
They know that you can make your own choices and have the ability to solve problems for yourself. You should expect a coach to be focusing on solutions and getting things moving, not just focusing on issues and barriers. Coaches should also work with others who support you, to make sure they understand how to best assist you achieve your goals and outcomes. They should work with you to develop a plan for when things might not be going so well. This can assist in ensuring that you are supported in a way that works best for you.
When you’re looking for an NDIS recovery coach you should ask them about their experience and qualifications. You want to know they have the skills and capability to support you well. The minimum qualifications you should expect are a Certificate IV in Mental Health or Mental Health Peer Work and have at least 2 years relevant work experience. But it’s not just about the training, you should feel that they are the right coach for you and a good fit.
As of July 2022, the standard hourly rate for NDIS recovery coaching in metropolitan areas is $93.34. If you do not have an NDIS plan but are interested in accessing our qualified and experienced staff, reach out to our customer success team for more information.
Family, friends, and colleagues may be able to refer you to an NDIS psychosocial recovery coach across Australia, or you may be able to find one online. Remember – it is important to assess the credentials of the recovery coach and take the time to feel more comfortable with them. At Goal Coach, we provide a psychosocial recovery coaching service and are onboarding new clients. Our team is led by nationally recognised experts in NDIS mental health.
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.
Recovery coaching is a funded support available under the NDIS for people with a psychosocial disability. Funding for a psychosocial recovery coach comes under the Capacity Building – Support Coordination category. Different price limits apply depending on when the support is given (time of day and day of the week) and whether you are in a remote area or not. As support coordination is a part of the recovery coach role, the NDIA will generally not fund both types of supports in a participant’s plan.
A recovery coach is your champion and advocate. They listen to you without judgment and support you to achieve your goals. Recovery coaches work collaboratively with you, your family, carers, and other services to choose, book and manage your NDIS supports. They understand how the NDIS works, and how to spend your budget most effectively to get the right support for your situation.
A recovery plan clarifies the roles and responsibilities of the participant, the recovery coach, clinical supports, NDIS supports, and informal supports (like friends and family). Your coach will usually involve key service providers from the start, as you develop your recovery plan. It’s really important that everyone is on the same page and working together. This could be a meeting all together, or by sharing information by phone or email – whatever will work best for your situation.
Often recovery coaches are described as those with lived experience (they have their own experience living with mental illness, in addition to qualifications) or those with learned experience (their experience comes from studying or working in the field of psychosocial disability and mental health).
Recovery coaching is available to NDIS participants with a psychosocial disability, who have specific funding in their plans for recovery coaching or support coordination. The recovery coach line item is tailored to the needs of people with primary psychosocial disability, with a focus on coaching and collaborating with other services.
Our recovery coaches support a range of psychosocial disabilities and mental health disorders, including:
● Anxiety disorders
● Bipolar disorder
● Obsessive-compulsive disorder
● Severe and persistent depression
Our coaches empower you on a journey to live the life you want.
We’re NDIS experts, working together with you.
Focus on reducing the barriers and complexities you may be facing.
Helping you unpack challenges and increase your independence.
Our occupational therapists are qualified to support you to achieve a better health and happier life. No waitlists, spots available.
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