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Providers of psychosocial support face all the challenges other providers in the NDIS face but with added complexity. They must maintain a suite of different support programs with complex compliance requirements. They need to transition into a scheme that was not designed for a group that has episodic and changing needs. Funding levels for people with psychosocial support needs in the NDIS create very significant problems for existing providers. Mental health and psychosocial support is proving to be one of the most difficult areas of NDIS business development.
Talk to us about how our Mental Health NDIS Subject Matter Specialists can help your organisation navigate this complexity.
NDIS SUBJECT MATTER SPECIALIST
DSC's Subject Matter Specialists are sector leaders in their fields.
Dr Leighton Jay is a consultant, facilitator, parent and former academic who assists organisations with strategically important projects. He is passionate about developing and implementing personalised and individualised approaches that result in better lives and quality services.
Leighton’s personal experience as the father of a young man with complex disability support needs deeply informs his work. He is a member of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Agency’s Intellectual Disability Reference Group, a qualified Company Director and a University Associate with Curtin University’s School of Occupational Therapy & Social Work. He has spoken at numerous national and international conferences and has worked with service providers and government agencies in Canada.
Kylie completed her PhD in 2007, is an NDIS brainiac and is doubly brainiac-y on all things NDIS mental health. She has over 15 years experience working in the mental health, disability and aged care sectors. She has extensive experience designing, implementing and evaluating mental health programs. Through her experience as a carer of her brother-in-law, Kylie has also developed a passion for assisting organisations to develop Specialist Disability Accommodation.
In the course of her work and studies, Kylie has developed advanced skills in the management and development of staff, program design and establishment, stakeholder and consumer engagement, and budget management.
Kylie is a Subject Matter Specialist in SDA & SIL.
INSIGHT IN ACTION
With funding from the NDIA, the Mental Health Coordinating Council has produced reimagine.today - a user-friendly website to help people with mental health conditions and their carers understand the NDIS.
Kylie Morgan cuts through the confusion around NDIS mental health supports, breaking down what we currently know about which programs will transition and how.
Psychosocial disability is the term used to describe the disabilities that are associated with mental health conditions in the NDIS. This position statement by the National Mental Health Consumer & Carer Forum (NMHCCF) is a great resource to begin understanding the definition and experience of psychosocial disability
This fantastic paper from Hunter PIR describes the complementary aspects of PIR/NDIS service provision, outlines some of the challenges and outcomes experienced by ‘joint consumers’, and proposes recommendations for future collaboration between the NDIS and PIR.
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