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.
Psychosocial recovery coach information A recovery coach can support you with your recovery. Recovery means being able to live a purposeful and meaningful life. What is a recovery coach? A recovery coach is an NDIS funded worker that has mental health knowledge. 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. Who will get recovery coach funding? Generally recovery coach will be funded in plans for people with psychosocial support needs. You do not have to choose a recovery coach if you do not want one. How much does a recovery coach cost? A recovery coach costs $80.90 an hour in the day time during weekdays. Your NDIS planner or Local Area Coordinator can give you more information on the cost. How many hours can I get? The hours are based on your needs. Your NDIS planner or Local Area Coordinator will work with you to decide on the number of hours you would need. I currently have support coordination, how do I get a recovery coach? You can speak to your support coordinator or contact the NDIS planner or Local Area Coordinator to find out how to get a recovery coach
If you have a mental health condition and want to access the NDIS, you must meet the criteria and provide evidence that: · your mental health condition has caused difficulties in your everyday life AND · the difficulties you experience as a result of your mental health condition mean you will likely always require NDIS support AND · the difficulties you experience as a result of your mental health issue have substantially reduced your ability to do everyday activities. The NDIS is not designed to replace community mental health services or treatment services provided through the health system. It is designed to fund practical support for day-to-day living and assistance to access community services
For further information visit the https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding/how-ndis-works/mental-health-and-ndis