Psychosocial disabilities can significantly impact the day-to-day life of a person. It refers to disabilities that can emerge as a result of mental health conditions. Though the mental health system supports people with psychosocial disabilities through clinical services, the National Disabilities Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has also ensured that they are more accommodating to the needs of those with psychosocial disabilities. The NDIS provides funding for support and services that prioritize the functional ability and long-term recovery of the participants, rather than clinical interventions. An example of this is the Psychosocial Recovery Coaching one of the primary mental health support items funded by the NDIS.
Psychosocial Recovery Coaches are NDIS-funded workers with expert knowledge of mental health. It is their responsibility to spend time with the participants to understand their needs and thereby develop a recovery-enabling relationship with them. Recovery Coaches works with the participants and develops their skills, builds their capabilities and enhance their strengths to help them lead an independent life. Psychosocial Recovery Coaches can have either lived or learnt knowledge of mental health. A recovery coach with lived experience draws upon their personal experience of mental health recovery to help the participants while learnt experience recovery coaches rely on their trained knowledge.
Participants have choice and control over selecting recovery coaches who are capable of developing a shared understanding of their needs and goals. They can seek the help of their NDIS Planner or Local Area Coordinator to connect with a Recovery Coach.
Classy Life believes that a participant’s mental well-being is as important as their physical wellness. We can help you develop an individual recovery plan based on your goals. With us, you can access the services of expert Psychosocial Recovery Coaches who will help you tackle complex challenges related to your Psychosocial disabilities. Contact us today to know more about accessing NDIS Mental Health Support in NSW.