The Coaching Journey

The Coaching Journey (NDIS participants)

1. Before your Free Initial Consultation

When you book in for your first session I will send you and/or your plan nominee a link to my Client Intake Form to fill out. This form is important for me to get a sense of where you are at. I will also ask for a copy of your NDIS plan and a snapshot from PRODA for your remaining funds for support coordination and/or Psychosocial Recovery Coaching. This will tell me whether you are eligible for NDIS funded support through PeerPower.

2. Free 1 hour Initial Consultation

You, your plan nominee or another support person are welcome to attend the initial consult. This is an opportunity for me to get an idea of the main things you would like to get out of recovery coaching, and for you to ask any questions you may have. In this meeting I will also ask you a few questions to assess where your mental health is right now. I will talk you through a draft service agreement to see if this suitable to you and/or you plan nominee. If we have time, we can also start recovery goal planning.

3. Service Agreement and Consent Form

If you are happy with the initial consult and would like to go ahead, I will send you a service agreement and consent form for you to sign. Once these are signed, I will arrange another more in-depth meeting with you.

4. In-depth Recovery Plan Meeting

This meeting gives you an opportunity to go into more detail about the issues you are struggling with, where you would like to be instead, and to work out a plan of how you can get there. During this meeting I will with draw up a draft version of the Recovery Plan with you. After the meeting, a formatted version of the recovery plan will be sent to you and your plan nominee to confirm everything is correct.

The next step is when the work really starts. This is when you start working towards your recovery goals with my support. Some examples of goals I might support you with include:

  • Becoming more confident to leave the house

  • Connecting you with social groups in the community you may be interested in

  • Assistance with connecting you with a plan manager or any NDIS services you need

  • Working on becoming better at setting boundaries or managing negative thoughts

  • Connecting you with a mental health advocacy service

  • Doing an advanced care plan for how you would like to be treated if you become unwell again

  • Completing a change of circumstances request if you need changes to your NDIS plan

  • Just being a listening ear if you need to chat!

5. Working together towards your Recovery goals

6. Recovery Plan Review (When most of your goals have been achieved or every 3 months, whichever comes first)

At least once every 3 months your coach will go back and review your recovery plan with you to check:

  • How are you tracking with your goals? Have we achieved most of them? What do we still need to work on?

  • Have your priorities changed? What new goals would you like to set?

  • How do you feel your mental health is right now compared to when you started coaching?

  • Do you wish to provide any feedback?

Remember, a Psychosocial Recovery Coach is able to assist with the same tasks as a Support Coordinator. However, we are also able to use our mental health expertise to provide one-on-one mental health recovery coaching and support.

If you would like to find out more about accessing Psychosocial Recovery Coaching or Peer Mental Health Coaching through PeerPower, please call/text 0459 565 002, email or simply fill out the form below: