Challenge Therapeutic Services offers mental health support through its consortium membership and involvement in the delivery of Psychosocial Recovery Coaches in the Hunter and North West regions, including the Narrabri Shire.
Your Psychosocial Recovery Coach is focused on helping you achieve your goals. Where needed, we will connect you to services, programs and businesses to help you in your recovery.
Recovery means being able to live a purposeful and meaningful life.
Your Psychosocial Recovery Coach can also help you prepare your NDIS plan and coordinate your support.
Frequently Asked Questions
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
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.
Can I have both?
For most people, we recommend that you only have a recovery coach because it is a better use of your
NDIS plan. Depending on your plan or situation you may choose to have both.
Source: Information first cited by the NDIS