A recovery coach is an NDIS funded worker that has mental health knowledge.
A recovery coach is a professional who provides support and guidance to individuals who are recovering from addiction, mental health issues, or other challenges. Recovery coaches typically work with clients one-on-one, helping them develop and implement a plan for recovery, offering support and encouragement, and connecting them with appropriate resources and services. Recovery coaches can provide valuable support to individuals who are working to overcome difficult challenges and make positive changes in their lives.
A recovery coach will:
- spend time with you, and people important to you, to get to know you and understand your needs
- help you to find out about different services and supports, and how these can help you
- help you get support from mental health services
- help you better understand the NDIS and support you with the NDIS
You can choose a recovery coach with lived experience. A recovery coach with lived experience has their own lived experience of mental ill health and recovery and are able to use this experience to inform their work.