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Tips to access the NDIS for mental health support

15 May 2018

Easy to understand information is now available for people with a psychosocial disability, their supporters and service providers on how to access supports through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). 

The Mental Health Access Snapshots below are designed to help you understand the access requirements under the NDIS in relation to psychosocial disability. 

Please click on the following headings for each snapshot: 

  1. General information about how the NDIS can support your mental health
  2. Impairment and mental health in the NDIS
  3. Recovery and the NDIS
  4. Functional capacity and mental health issues
  5. NDIS and other services supporting your mental health 

The guiding principle of the NDIS is to be person-centred, giving people ‘choice and control’. It enables people with psychosocial disability associated with severe mental illness to exercise their right to make decisions about the types of services they need to improve care and support. 

The National Mental Health Commission considers the NDIS to be an important initiative with its promise of individualised care and choice for eligible people with psychosocial disability.

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