National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) offers support for people with a Psychosocial Disability. For the most updated information please visit the NDIS website.

For the most up to date information.

What is Psychosocial Disability?

Psychosocial Disability is a disability that arises from Mental Health difficulties. Not everyone who has a mental health problem will have a Psychosocial Disability. However if the mental health issue impacts your ability to live well in the community, you may have a psychosocial disability. This could mean that you are eligible for NDIS funding.

Can we help you with the Evidence of Psychosocial Disability form?

Evidence of Psychosocial Disability form (PDF 482KB) 

Ask for help from a trusted person. It is best to get your support worker or Doctor to help you. Filling in the form makes it easier for you to access NDIS funding. If you are known to a counsellor at The Counselling Spot, they may be able to support you in your NDIS application.

How do I get the NDIS help?

NDIS Mental Health Access Information – Plain English (PDF 248KB)

Everyone who applies to the NDIS must meet eligibility criteria. These include age, residency and disability requirements. You must also live in an area where the NDIS is being rolled out.

To find out more go to How to apply.

Help Me Get NDIS Funding

There are a few things that you need to do to get started. Firstly you need to get help to find out if you can get NDIS Funding. Secondly you should do the check list on the NDIS website. Finally more help can be found from external sources like the reimagine website. All the links are below.

1. Ask for Help from a Friend.

Get your support person or friend to Help. Someone that you trust. If you can't think of anyone. The next step would be to make an appointment to see your Doctor.

The Doctor or GP can help you access the information, help you to understand it and even help you to fill in the forms. If you don't have a Doctor. Find a Doctor here.

Visit Reimagine website to understand the NDIS. The information on this website is also for friends, family members and carers.

This website is a helpful step by step guide. Show this to your friend or Doctor that you have asked for help.

You will soon be stating your journey…