‘Recovery coach’ to be added as NDIS item for mental illness

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NDIS participants living with mental health problems will have access to a ‘recovery coach’ as part of their package this year.

Dr Gerry Naughtin, the NDIA’s strategic adviser on mental health, said the recovery coach will become a new item under the National Disability Insurance Scheme from July 1.

The move comes partly in response to criticism that the NDIS focuses too much on support and not enough on rebuilding lives, Dr Naughtin says.

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