Guide to navigating disability supports and funding for people with mental health challenges.

Everyone has different levels of mental health challenges and may experience mental health difficulties from time to time. It is important to understand what supports and funding are available for people living these mental health challenges.

To become an NDIS participant you need to meet the ‘access requirements’. If you are living with a mental health condition one of those requirements is to have a high level of psychosocial disability (PSD). PSD is a term that refers to a disability that is caused by a mental health issue.

Supports for individuals who experience PSD as a result of mental illness are included in the NDIS, but may struggle with the application process, and find the eligibility criteria confusing.

Funding Eligibility

The NDIS offers support for people living with a psychosocial disability to assist in recovery. This funding enables you to select the supports you need to achieve your personal recovery goals and lead a positive life.

Firstly, to find out whether you are eligible for NDIS funding for psychosocial disability, you can check out the NDIS Eligibility Checklist. Here you will find easy to answer questions to see if you are suited for NDIS funding. The NDIS also have a ‘How to Apply’ page, with links to an ‘Access Request Form’, where you can apply for NDIS funding.

Disability Support

At Nextt, we ensure that our clients that experience from challenges due to their mental illness get more out of life through our support services.

Our programs that support people living with a psychosocial disability include:

  • Capacity Building – we work with a personal focused approach to support in building on our clients existing strengths, as well as learning and developing new skills. We tailor our services to meet our clients’ unique needs and to support them in developing independence.
  • NDIS Support Coordination – we work in collaboration with our clients to make sure that they can access all parts of their NDIS plan and are provided with the correct assistance needed. We will help you build the capacity to handle and resolve difficult circumstances.
  • Community and Social Participation – we support or clients at their own pace to help them work towards their recovery goals, to be more involved within their community and to participate in social activities.

At Nextt we have an amazing team that will work with you to create a positive impact on your everyday life. Contact us on 1300 369 568 to find out how we can support you through your NDIS journey.