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.

A recovery coach is a mental health specialist who works with you to design and implement a recovery plan. Their role is to assist you with the coordination of services within the recovery plan and ensure you feel supported.

A Recovery Coach will:

  • Take the time to get to know you as a unique person (and other important people in your life)
  • Work to truly understand your individual needs
  • Help to connect you with the RIGHT service providers, who understand and empower you.
  • Liaise with formal and mainstream supports
  • Help you navigate and better understand the NDIS
  • Support you through the complex challenges of daily living
  • Work collaboratively with you and care team members to devise a recovery plan.
  • Make sure your choices and wishes are respected.
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.

If you would like to enquire about PSRC with Liberty Disability Services, the first step is to contact our Support Coordination Engagement Officer, Jenny.

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, Jenny 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.