Psychosocial Recovery Coaching

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Psychosocial Recovery Coaching

What is Psychosocial Recovery Coaching?

Psychosocial Recovery Coaching (PSRC) is a capacity building support service for people living with a psychosocial disability.

PSRC’s offer specialised mental health support to individuals enabling them to recognise, reflect and take responsibility for their own recovery and take more control of their lives by supporting them to develop the skills to better manage the complex challenges of day-to-day living.

A PSRC works with participants helping them to identify their individual recovery goals and assist them to develop a SMART Goal Plan which details the steps and timeline for achieving the stated goals and the hours allocated to each task.The PSRC will assist the participant to identify how the goal will be achieved and implement strategies to overcome potential barriers and challenges.

PSRC’s engage in a hands-on approach with their participant helping them to build capacity, increase recovery skills and resilience and support their decision making. They help develop strategies with participants to maintain engagement and resilience through times of increased support needs due to the episodic nature of mental illness.

Working with an LDS Psychosocial Recovery Coach can assist you to:


  • Take more control of your life to manage the complex challenges of day-to-day living
  • Build your confidence and skills to use and coordinate your required supports in a manner that suits you the best
  • Be motivated and involved with your recovery planning and empowered to define your goals and develop a plan of action to work towards achieving your goals
  • Be supported to acknowledge and identify potential obstacles and barriers to your recovery and develop strategies to overcome potential challenges
  • Be supported for the duration of your plan and review your goals and progress every 10 weeks and make adjustments to your goal plan if necessary
Who needs it?

PSRC is recommended to those living with a psychosocial disability. This may include participants who have been diagnosed with mental health conditions including (but not limited to):

  • A dual diagnosis (a mental health disorder combined with a substance use disorder)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mood disorders, such as Depression and/or Bipolar
  • Anxiety and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Agoraphobia

Generally, PSRC will be funded in plans for people who have a psychosocial disability. However, if you do not wish to work with a Recovery Coach, you do not have to. The choice is yours.

What do I need in my plan?

To access PSRC with an NDIS plan, you will need funding under the Capacity Building Category- Support Coordination.

PSRC and Support Coordination are funded in the same way- However PSRC funds are allocated specifically for participants with a psychosocial disability. Therefore, if you wish to receive psychosocial recovery coaching, it must be stated in your plan.

The funding is based on what is ‘reasonable and necessary’ (NDIS) to pursue your individual goals, in addition to the support provided by family, friends, and other community and government services.

The funding will be a fixed amount for a Recovery Coach to work with you regularly- helping you confidently utilize your NDIS plan and achieve your goals.

How do I get it?

If you have an approved NDIS Plan and are seeking PSRC, contact your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) or NDIS Planner to find a Recovery Coach that suits you best.

Liberty Disability Services currently offer Psychosocial Recovery Coaching within the Barwon region with services expanding across to the Western and Eastern suburbs in the coming weeks. If you would like to enquire about Psychosocial Recovery Coaching with Liberty Disability Services, Contact us today!

If you would like to enquire about PSRC with Liberty Disability Services, the first step is to contact our Psychosocial Recovery Coach Program Coordinator, Lauren.

You can reach her by phoning our head office or emailing

Or, you can complete an enquiry via our online contact form.
Referrals can also be made via our online referral form.

If you require any assistance with completing the form, Lauren will be happy to talk you through the process or complete the form with you over the phone.

What does Liberty offer?

Liberty Disability Services offers Psychosocial Recovery Coaching for all NDIS participants with PSRC in their plan.

We have a compassionate team of Recovery Coaches- all who are exceptionally dedicated to supporting you, every step of the way. They understand the complexities of mental health disorders and make sure your unique needs are prioritized. They will work with you, and work FOR you, to give you a life of independence, choice and control. 

Our Recovery Coaches work with participants across the lifespan, including children, adolescents and adults. They also work collaboratively with the participants’ family and carers.

PSRC services are located across Barwon, West, East & South-East Melbourne regions.

What does it cost?

We are a registered provider of NDIS services. We are registered to claim services at the Temporary Transition Payment level. For more information on the price of the services we provide, please visit the NDIS page on Pricing Arrangement and Price Limits.

Can I access this privately?

Yes, give us a call and we can make arrangements for support privately.