Psycho-Social Recovery Coach

This is your plan, and you are driving it.

From July 2020, psychosocial recovery coaches (recovery coaches) will be available to support participants with psychosocial disabilities to live a full and contributing life.

Recovery coaches will support participants to take more control of their lives and to better manage the complex challenges of day-to-day living.

Recovery coaches will work collaboratively with participants, their families, carers and other services to design, plan and implement a recovery plan, and assist with the coordination of NDIS and other supports.

"Participants will have the option of selecting a recovery coach with lived experience or a recovery coach with learnt knowledge of psychosocial disability and mental health.

Recovery coaches have been developed in consultation with people with lived experience of mental health issues, families and carers of people with mental health issues, Mental Health Australia and state and territory governments."

The Psycho-social Recovery movement dates back to the early 1990 and we have been involved in implementing the Recovery model since 2002 in Geelong.

We understand that Recovery is personal, it is intricate and unique to every individual and therefore should be tailored by a collaborative approach. You drive the process and you utilise the supports using the Recovery Coach to listen, support, advise, monitor and reflect. They can be your right-hand-person.

Our staff are skilled and get on-going training from experienced professionals who understand the psychological dynamics of Recovery.

Everyone has a unique way of engaging in their world and the Coach will walk regularly with you on this journey; reflecting and supporting but not interfering in your path. Our aim is to strengthen your resolve and promote good decision making processes that can help build positive and forward thinking decisions, feelings and behaviours.

The Recovery Coach can also help you challenge those aspects of your life that you identify as not so helpful.