The National Disability Insurance Scheme - Resources for Consumers and Carers

Mental Health Carers NDIS Guide and Checklist

Mental Health Australia and Carers Australia have developed a Guide for Mental Health Carers on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and a Mental Health Carer Checklist to prepare for NDIS assessment and planning meetings, which are both available here. The guide and checklist provide information to help carers support the person they care for to engage with the NDIS effectively. Read more.

Consumer and Carer Capacity Building Workshop Communique - 29 January 2015

The NDIS Mental Health Consumer and Carer Capacity Building Workshop was attended by one consumer and one carer from each state and territory and two consumers and two carers from the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum. This Communique describes the key topics of discussion and outcomes.

NDIS Draft Fact Sheet 1: The National Disability Insurance Scheme and mental health: Introducing the National Disability Insurance Scheme

This fact sheet provides an introduction to the NDIS: whether people with a psychosocial disability are covered by the NDIS; the NDIS access requirements; and some case studies to help people better understand who might be eligible for the scheme.

NDIS Draft Fact Sheet 2: The National Disability Insurance Scheme and mental health: Am I eligible for a package of support?

This fact sheet explains: how people can decide if they are eligible for a package of support under the NDIS; the role of a support plan; what might be included in a support plan; who controls money received from the NDIS; and what role family and carers might play in support planning.

NDIS Draft Fact Sheet 3: The National Disability Insurance Scheme and mental health: Achieving your goals

This fact sheet provides: more details on support plans and how they are developed; how goals contribute to support plans; ten examples of the sorts of services and supports that a person may choose.  

NDIS Draft Fact Sheet 4: The National Disability Insurance Scheme and mental health: What services can I choose?

This fact sheet resource offers an overview of:

  • what the NDIS is
  • where mental health fits
  • how much support might be provided
  • how to apply for support from the NDIS
  • what a support plan is
  • what supports might be funded 

It also outlines how families and carers might be involved in helping people with psychosocial disability access the scheme and where people can find out more information. 

Remember: Your input is needed. If you would like to provide feedback on any or all of these resources, please email or call Liz Ruck  on (02) 6285 3100.

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