What is a Psychosocial Recovery Coach?

Are you an NDIS participant with a mental health diagnosis looking for someone to help you manage the day-to-day challenges of life?

Life can be complicated and stressful when navigating mental health so it can incredibly helpful to have a psychosocial recovery coach by your side. Someone who offers insight and support during difficult times.
Whether you need assistance understanding various resources in the community, advice on making healthy lifestyle decisions, or emotional support, having your very own psychosocial recovery coach may be just what you need!
As NDIS care specialists here at Astute Living Care, we’ll discuss what a psychosocial recovery coach is, how they could assist in helping you or your loved ones with high-quality self-care and what it means to be this type of coach.
Before we head into the details, let’s get a quick answer so you can understand more about what a psychosocial recovery coach is and how they can help.
A psychosocial recovery coach is a professional who helps individuals with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and other life challenges to achieve their recovery goals. They provide motivational support through individualised coaching sessions, provide guidance in making connections to community resources and develop actionable steps that can lead to greater stability and well-being.
Ok, so with the mini takeaway in mind, let’s find out more.

How Can Psychosocial Recovery Coaches Help?

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Psychosocial Recovery Coaches are not therapists or counsellors; instead, they act as a bridge between the client and the available services. They work collaboratively with clients on;  
  • Identifying their needs
  • Developing an action plan that incorporates social supports
  • Offer advice on peer connections
  • Behaviour modifications
  • Goal setting
  • Accessing treatment options
  • Lifestyle changes.
  • They also help individuals find practical solutions to day-to-day issues that can arise when living with a mental health disorder. 
Psychosocial Recovery Coaches are also there to encourage, motivate and empower individuals as they work towards recovery. 

Holistic approach

With a focus on the whole person, they provide support while recognizing each person’s strength and capacity to make positive changes in their life.  They emphasise self-advocacy and help the individual take ownership of their recovery journey.


When working with a Psychosocial Recovery Coach, individuals have someone who is able to listen without judgment and help them navigate the often complex world of services for mental illness.
 This includes:
  • Linking people up with appropriate treatment programs
  • Helping to access financial assistance
  • Navigating legal issues if necessary
  • Simply providing emotional support during difficult times.

Reduce feelings of isolation

Perhaps most importantly, the Psychosocial Recovery Coach helps to create a sense of hope for the individual and their family. Doing so can help reduce feelings of isolation
often associated with mental illness and support individuals in cultivating meaningful relationships.

Values and supports

At its core, the role of the Psychosocial Recovery Coach is one that values each person’s unique story and supports them on their own terms towards well-being, recovery and independence.

Identifies important resources

They can also help to identify resources available in the community that may be beneficial for the individual and their family. This could involve consulting with other professionals or referring individuals to specialist services as needed.

Aids meaningful change

Ultimately, it is about empowering people living with mental illness to make meaningful changes to lead happier, healthier lives. The role of the Psychosocial Recovery Coach is one that supports each person’s unique story and values while encouraging them to take charge of their life in an environment of understanding and compassion. By working closely with individuals towards achieving their goals, the coach helps build a sense of confidence and hope in the individual’s ability to design their own life.

Provides a safe space

Psychosocial Recovery Coaches also provide a safe space for individuals to talk about the challenges they face without judgment or stigma. This helps build strong client relationships, which is essential for recovery-oriented care.

You are not alone

You don’t have to go through recovery alone – a Psychosocial Recovery Coach is here to provide compassionate support and guidance every step of the way. They understand the unique challenges facing those in recovery and are passionate about helping people achieve their goals. Their experience allows them to provide evidence-based strategies for both personal growth and behavioural change. With understanding and compassionate care, they are well-equipped to help you take back control of your life. So now we’ve discovered more about this caring role you might be wondering what does it mean to begin a career as a psychosocial recovery coach? Read on to discover more.

How our psychosocial recovery coaches can assist

  • Our coaches have a passion for mental health and helping others.
  • We work one-on-one with participants to educate them on recovery techniques. We build upon their existing strengths and capabilities, and provide support in establishing goals.
  • All our coaches have strong communication skills. They are able to identify potential stressors, offer resources for tackling mental illness, and help build connections within the community. It’s an incredibly rewarding experience to watch someone gain confidence and beat their mental health battles on their own.

What is a Psychosocial Recovery Coach and How Can They Help? – to end

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, a Psychosocial Recovery Coach could bring significant benefits. With understanding and compassionate care, they are well-equipped to help you take back control of your life! Whether it’s working through difficult emotions or developing more effective coping strategies, they have the knowledge and experience to help you. With their help, you can make the changes you need to live a happier, healthier life. It all starts with that first step, so take it today!

If you would like more information about the benefits of receiving this type of coaching, or would like to meet one of our recovery coaches then do get in touch with one of our friendly and knowledgeable team.

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