In Australia, a new service offered under the NDIS Disability Support program is Psychosocial Recovery Coaching for people diagnosed with a Mental Health condition.
Psychosocial Recovery is a paradigm shift in the attitude of Service Providers towards people experiencing mental health crisis in this country and is a dramatic shift away from the Bio-medical Model for the treatment of what the medical profession calls ‘mental illness’.
From previous posts on this site, the reality of mental health crisis has been explored and explained. The Choice Theory and Reality Therapy. Glasser’s model for understanding behaviour has been widely adopted in the Treatment of Addiction and the fields of Education and Corrective Services because it has proven so effective. Combined with the techniques from the Stages of Change Model and Motivational Interviewing techniques, Psychosocial Recovery Coaches can assist people to recover from their mental and spiritual crisis. Rather than believing they are stuck with a mental illness for the rest of their life, at the core of Psychosocial Recovery Coaching is the attitude of assisting people to regain a sense of hope, that change is possible and achievable, that they are in a temporary situation and they are worthy to receive the best possible assistance to recover from their current situation.
What is a recovery coach?
A recovery coach can support you with your recovery from a mental health crisis or diagnosed issue.
Recovery means being able to live a purposeful and meaningful life.
A recovery coach is an NDIS funded worker that has mental health knowledge either from lived experience, learned experience (Qualifications in Mental Health) or a mixture of both.
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 assist 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 health issues, and recovery, are able to use this experience to inform their work.
Psychosocial Recovery with Dragonweb
At Dragonweb we provide you with a choice of the coach you want to work with you.
With over 30 years experience in assisting people experiencing a mental health crisis,and in everything we do, we believe our participants should have the final choice on the services they need to experience well-being in their lives and experience a return to a state of functioning to the best of their ability.
Our aim is to help people live life to the best of their ability by providing a guiding light to your journey.
Our coaches provide support for people with psychosocial issues according to the principles of psychosocial recovery provided by the NDIS and the national framework for recovery oriented practice in mental health service delivery.
We put your needs first!