The NDIS provides support to Australians (under the age of 65) with a permanent and significant disability, as well as their families and carers.
By providing the assistance they need to enjoy an ordinary life, the NDIS helps people with disability achieve their goals.
This includes fostering independence and community involvement – to necessities such as education, employment, health, and wellbeing.
It also provides information and referrals to existing support services within the community.
Where does mental health fit in?
A psychosocial disability is one which arises from a mental health condition. Of course, not everyone with a mental health condition will have a psychosocial disability.
But for those who do, it is often debilitating and long-lasting, and can have a significant impact on their day to day life.