NDIS Psychosocial Community Connectors Program

Overview

Mental Health Australia is pleased to be working with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to implement a component of the National Community Connector Program (NCCP). 

This outreach program will focus on connecting people with psychosocial disability with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The program will have a particular focus on supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Services will be provided across seven priority areas where participation in the NDIS is lower than expected: Brisbane, Toowoomba, Sydney, Blacktown, Stirling, Wanneroo and Darwin.

This project is a result of significant advocacy by Mental Health Australia and other disability sector advocates, for increased resourcing to support people with additional barriers to participate in the NDIS. 

Partner organisations

Mental Health Australia has undertaken a selective commissioning process to fund experienced organisations to deliver Community Connector services for people with psychosocial disability who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

Services will be delivered by organisations with strong local understanding, psychosocial service expertise and connections with homelessness services.

In total, 12 FTE Community Connector staff will operate across the seven identified Local Government Areas, as outlined below. The program is initially funded until June 2021.

Local Government Area Community Connector provider(s)
Brisbane (Qld)     Communify Qld
Micah Projects
Toowoomba (Qld) Mind Australia
Sydney (NSW) Independent Community Living Australia
One Door Mental Health
Blacktown (NSW) One Door Mental Health
Stirling (WA) 360 Health + Community
Wanneroo (WA) 360 Health + Community
Darwin (NT) TeamHEALTH

For further information, please contact NCCP@mhaustralia.org

If you would like to provide any feedback or make a complaint regarding psychosocial Community Connector services, please click here for our Complaints Policy.