While you can’t put a price on a meaningful and productive life, several funding options are available.
A Psychosocial recovery coach will:
There are five stages to the recovery process. Knowing what stage you’re in will give you a clearer sense of how far you’ve come, what to expect as your recovery continues, and what to expect from your support.
We endeavor to make sure that all of our coaches have the highest level of education as well as lived experience with mental illness to develop stronger empathy with NDIS participants.
The price of Psychosocial Recovery Coaching varies according to the time of day, and the degree of distance required to get to the participant. For more information on pricing please visit our pricing page.
Approximately 50 – 100 hours per year. If you do need more time however, you can reach out to your LAC (local area coordinator) to adjust your plan.
Each individual is different. With that said, we generally like to commit to a minimum of 3 to 6 months. For those with some life long illnesses, a more extensive period of recovery coaching may be required.
Before starting your sessions with a recovery coach, you may spend quality time with your coach to build trust and rapport. This process includes a few hours with your coach so you can get to know each other on a personal level. You and your coach can enjoy many recreational activities together during your training to build trust and understanding.
Recovery coaches are more hands-on and allocate more time to their patients compared to support coordinators. A recovery coach can be more qualified to help patients with their recovery thanks to lived experiences and their specific psychology degrees. This means a recovery coach can provide more relevant assistance than what support coordinators can offer.
A support coordinator is similar to a recovery coach, but they don’t have extensive qualifications and lack lived experience. This means they won’t be able to provide a tailored plan specific to a patient’s needs.
Life coaches are professionals that don’t have a psychology degree. They’re suited for motivational speaking, and they’re known as lifestyle gurus. These types of coaches help make progress in someone’s life but not for people who have a mental illness.
Counsellors do have qualifications because they help people who have experienced extreme or mild trauma. You also get marriage counsellors who help people work through their relationship issues.
However, a psychosocial coach has specific qualifications to help individuals who suffer from severe mental disabilities such as schizophrenia, agoraphobia or chronic social anxiety. Additionally, a recovery coach has lived experiences to relate to their patients, which is something counsellors may not have.
There are many features a recovery plan may offer NDIS participants. A plan may cover the following:
Connection to required services: A well-structured plan should connect patients to other services they may need. Maybe they have other underlying illnesses such as cancer or HIV which may require support counselling.
Taking the first step is often the most difficult, yet it’s necessary to begin your journey towards recovery. The sooner you take it, though, the sooner your progress towards a more independent and fulfilling life begins.