The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has always made a consistent effort toward fulfilling the needs of people with disabilities. As a part of this, NDIS focused on participants with psychosocial disabilities and introduced a support item called Psychosocial Recovery Coaches. The aim was to make it easier for people with psychosocial disabilities to access NDIS and to provide them with a recovery-oriented NDIS experience. This helps participants to have greater control and choice over the care they receive and bring the changes that they want in their lives.
A Psychosocial Recovery Coach is someone who has in-depth knowledge about mental health. Some Psychosocial Recovery Coaches have learnt knowledge and working experience in the Mental Health field while some others have lived experience of psychosocial disability. Lived experience means that they had their personal experience of mental health recovery. NDIS values lived experiences because those people can provide support to people with psychosocial disabilities and help them figure out the best pathway to recovery. Psychosocial Recovery Coaches will also spend time with the participants to understand their needs, motivate them and increase the capability of the participants to be independent. They can help you develop individual recovery plans and connect you with relevant support and services to achieve your NDIS goals.
Aastha is a registered NDIS service provider who believes that a person’s recovery is not limited to good health. It is about how each participant defines recovery for themselves and the progress they have made rather than perfect results. It is a process that takes time and patience. Our qualified and competent Psychosocial Recovery Coaches can help you with recovery planning and deliver the best outcomes. Contact us today to know more about connecting with a Psychosocial Recovery Coach.