Recovery-oriented practices within NDIS: Psychosocial Recovery Coach Services

Aastha Community Services

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support for Australian citizens who have permanent and significant disabilities. People with disabilities experience reduced functional capacity to carry out everyday activities. Disabilities also hinder their learning ability, mobility, social participation, employment as well as self-management. This includes disabilities arising from mental health issues or Psychosocial disabilities as well.

Psychosocial recovery coaches are a fairly new support item introduced as part of integrating recovery-oriented practices within the NDIS. A Psychosocial recovery coach is an NDIS funded worker with mental health knowledge who helps the participants with psychosocial disabilities to better understand the NDIS and thereby support them in their recovery planning. All the recovery coaches either have trained knowledge in mental health or lived experience in mental health that allows them to motivate the participants, build confidence as well as develop recovery-enabling relationships with them. Recovery coaches can connect the participants with the right kind of support and services as they have a comprehensive knowledge of all the mental health resources. Registered NDIS service providers like Aastha can connect NDIS participants with qualified recovery coaches with a minimum of two years of experience in mental health related work who will help the participants in every step of their NDIS journey.

Mental well-being is as important as your physical well-being when it comes to leading a healthy life where you could pursue your goals and live life according to your terms. Focusing on your mental well-being will bring visible changes to your life that will motivate you to persevere through various disability barriers that were holding you back from being active members of society. Contact us today and we will help you connect withqualified professionals who can significantly improve your recovery journey and help you keep track of your progress.