NDIS Capacity Building Project

Newsletters / Bulletins

This update invites mental health service providers to participate in a free webinar designed to help organisations build their ICT literacy and capability and upgrade, or select new systems, in preparation for the NDIS.

Newsletters / Bulletins

In this update, you can read about the new NDIS price guide, a Benchmarking study, upcoming webinars and workshops, a Productivity Commission Review of the NDIS and much more.


In 2015, Mental Health Australia funded the ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS) to develop a discussion paper on supported decision making, psychosocial disability and the NDIS. Kate Rae (project coordinator at ADACAS) presented on the topic of psychosocial disability and supported decision making at the TheMHS Conference in 2015. A video of this presentation is now available on the Mental Health Australia website.

Newsletters / Bulletins

In this update, Mental Health Australia announces that Richmond Wellbeing has been engaged to develop and deliver NDIS peer education and train the trainer workshops nationally as a part of Mental Health Australia’s NDIS Sector Development Fund Capacity Building Project. You can also read about: • a review of NDIS pricing for personal care and community participation • an open consultation on NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation • NDIS and mental health as discussed at Mental Health Australia’s Member’s Policy Forum • NDIS Local Area Coordination partners in Victoria • the roll out of the NDIS in Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania • the latest transcript from the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS • a NDIS NSW Market Position Statement • a NSW Mental Health Commission video on NDIS and mental health • a recent NDIS Remote Disability Services Provider Forum • the latest NDIS e-Newsletter.

Newsletters / Bulletins

In this update, read about: • consultation opportunities on the NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Commissioning Framework and the Specialist Disability Accommodation Pricing and Payments Framework • updated principles determining the responsibilities of the NDIS and other service systems • a National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Mental Health Sector Reference Group (NMHSRG) communique • the recently released NDIS Independent Advisory Council Annual Report • a transcript from a public hearing recently conducted by the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS • the most recent NDIS eNewsletter from the NDIA.


As part of the NDIS Capacity Building Project, Mental Health Australia has compiled a range of information regarding the NDIS, which mental health consumers, carers, service providers and policy officers may find useful. You can find what you’re looking for by the categories below .

NDIS Capacity Building Project: mental health service providers

To support mental health providers in the successful transition to NDIS operating environment, Mental Health Australia partnered with National Disability Services, the Mental Health Coordinating Council of New South Wales, the Queensland Alliance for Mental Health and the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition to deliver a suite of training. The training included national webinars, and face to face workshops in New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory, run in 2016.


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