Integrating Mental Health into the NDIS Conference December 2014

The Integrating Mental Health into the NDIS Conference was held by Informa Australia from 27-28 November 2014 in Sydney.  Topics covered included scheme design, emerging lessons from the launch sites, the changing landscape for service providers, integrating the NDIS with other service systems and maximising choice and control. Presenters included

  • Frank Quinlan, CEO of Mental Health Australia
  • Josh Fear, Director Policy and Projects, Mental Health Australia
  • David Butt, CEO and Commissioner of the National Mental Health Commission
  • Eddie Bartnik, NDIA Strategic Advisor, NDIA
  • Nick Hartland, Group Manager, NDIS Department of Social Services
  • David Meldrum Executive Director of the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia, and
  • a range of other key stakeholders including consumers and carers.  

Video footage and slideshow presentations for many of the sessions can be accessed here.

Keynote opening presentation

Scheme Design

Getting the architecture of the scheme right for psychosocial disability

National Disability Insurance Scheme progress with Mental Health

Will the NDIS mean more access to services for people with a mental illness?

NDIS and mental health: a needs assessment by Mental Health Australia

The NDIS Legislation and Mental Health

Raising consumer voices and the Barwon Experience

Emerging lessons from the launch sites

The impact of NDIS on the mental health service system in Victoria

Journey to date from the Hunter Launch Site

Early Experience of WA’s two model trials

The changing landscape for service providers

Does NDIS Pricing buy recovery or disability support?

The role of service providers in maximising choice and control for participants

  • Presentation by Philip Dunn, Director of Service Delivery and Development, Deputy CEO Pathways Rehabilitation and Support Services

Integrating the NDIS with other systems

Delivering effective mental health services for people with disabilities in the NDIS: we’re starting behind the eight ball

  • Presentation by Brent Hayward, Senior Practice Advisor, Co-authored by Mandy Donley, Practice Leader, Office of Professional Practice, Department of Human Services Victoria

Psychosocial disability, the NDIS and clinical mainstream services: business as usual or case for change?

The Barwon Experience – a public mental health service perspective

Housing and health as the foundation for living well: the transition from homelessness to stable housing and the role of the NDIS

Improving the mental health and wellbeing of people with an intellectual disability

The Carer experience in Barwon from both a personal and professional perspective

Maximising Choice and Control

People making choices: the support needs and preferences of people with psychosocial disability

Preparing people with mental illness and people with intellectual disability/cognitive disability for successful transition to the NDIS

  • Presentations by Michelle Moss, Project Manager “Ready to Go” NDIS participant readiness project and Queenslanders with a Disability Network (QDN); and Tony Stevenson, CEO Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland

Developing the Peer workforce – NDIS Capacity Building Projects in the ACT

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