NDIS recovery coach

Waking up on time. Eating healthy meals. Staying focused at work or school.


Even simple tasks can be challenging when your mental health is compromised – and mustering the strength to embark on the path toward recovery may prove overwhelming.

Whether it’s addiction issues or mental health challenges, receiving help can make all the difference – especially when the support comes from someone who understands and has been in your situation before.

An NDIS recovery coach serves more than just as a mental health professional; they’re there as an ally and partner on your journey toward mental well-being.

1. Establish a Safe and Supportive Space

A recovery coach’s primary aim should be to offer you a supportive space to explore mental health challenges without judgment, including listening without making assumptions and helping you open up about personal experiences.

2. Create a Recovery Plan

Working with a recovery coach can assist in creating a personalized recovery plan tailored to your specific needs and goals, such as setting achievable goals, identifying triggers and devising ways to manage symptoms.

3. Aid in Navigating the NDIS

Navigating the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can be confusing and intimidating; working with a recovery coach will simplify the experience and ensure you access the supports and services you need.

4. Connect You with Resources

If you’re receiving NDIS psychosocial support, a recovery coach can connect you to various resources and supports to assist with your mental health journey, including local mental health services, support groups and other helpful tools.

5. Increase Life Skills

An NDIS recovery coach will help you learn life skills to assist in the recovery process. That includes teaching you coping strategies, strengthening communication abilities and building resilience.

6. Provide Emotional Support

Mental health challenges can be isolating, so recovery coaches provide invaluable emotional support. They lend a listening ear while showing empathy and understanding.

7. Provide Practical Strategies

Recovery coaches offer valuable strategies to help manage symptoms and enhance mental health, such as mindfulness techniques, breathing exercises and cognitive behavioural therapy strategies.

8. Self-Reflection 

Recovery coaches can encourage self-reflection to identify areas for growth and development. This may allow you to gain a better understanding of your mental health issues as well as develop the necessary coping skills.

9. Leverage the Power of Lived Experience 

A recovery coach who has experienced mental health or addiction challenges (or both) can offer invaluable assistance in the form of empathy and understanding from their personal stories, in addition to sharing strategies for managing them.

10. Celebrate Progress

Recovery is an ongoing journey, and recovery coaches can assist in celebrating each step along the way by acknowledging achievements, providing positive feedback, and keeping their clients motivated throughout.


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