Coaching for Recovery in Mental Health
Coaching is a powerful skill that helps mental health workers and peer support workers deliver services that are driven by the principles of recovery. It unlocks a person’s potential by helping them to learn what is right for them rather than telling them what to do. It offers users of mental health services the experience of achieving positive results through their own decisions and actions. Coaching in mental health complements other professional interventions by helping people to build:
- Their own awareness
- Their own responsibility for their own goals
- Their own strategy for achieving it and, crucially
- Their own belief that their decisions and actions can produce the results they desire.