Only a tiny proportion of people who experience mental illness will be eligible for the NDIS. Kylie takes a detailed look into what criteria people with psychosocial disability have to meet to access the Scheme.
Yesterday, the Federal government told us that they had listened to community concerns and had a plan to support people with psychosocial disability in the NDIS. But as Sara explores, it is a plan that feels a little too familiar.
The mental health community is buzzing with understandable concern about the impact that the NDIS will have on people who use their services. This guide produced by Flinders University aims to guide providers into supporting people onto the NDIS.
The announcement that ‘mental health’ was going to be included in NDIS was met with a mixture of excitement and worry. However, as Kylie explores, gaps between the health system and NDIS are beginning to emerge.
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.
This is fantastic guide from COAG that delineates the principles that determine the responsibilities of the NDIS vs other service systems, including health, mental health, employment, early childhood development, child protection, education, housing, transport, justice and aged care.
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.