Support coordinators and psychosocial recovery coaches have similar roles in helping people with mental and emotional distress to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. However, there are some key differences between these two roles.
A support coordinator is responsible for coordinating and linking you to a range of services and resources in the community. This may include healthcare providers, social services, employment services, housing assistance, and other resources. The support coordinator works closely with you to identify your needs, develop a plan of care, and advocate for your rights and interests.
On the other hand, a psychosocial recovery coach focuses on helping people to develop the skills and resources they need to achieve their recovery goals. The coach works collaboratively with you to identify your needs and what may be getting in the way of them being met and then develops a recovery plan with you tailored to your unique needs. The coach provides ongoing support, encouragement, and guidance to help you implement the plan and make progress towards your goals.
At ARC we don’t see these two services as being separate, both our Support Coordinators and Recovery Coaches blend the two roles into one, helping you with all your necessary support services as well as focusing on what you want to achieve and how you would like to do that. Encouragement, guidance and support are something we provide with all our services because we are a fully lived experience team and use our experiences to draw on in order to support you more authentically.