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 policy and implementation issues

As the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector, Mental Health Australia has an ongoing role in influencing mental health reform so that government policies address all contemporary mental health issues. As such, Mental Health Australia provides advice to government about the impact of the NDIS on the mental health sector (including on consumers and carers) through various mechanisms.

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.

Newsletters / Bulletins

In this update, read about: a national tender calling for Expressions of Interest to design and deliver NDIS peer education workshops; the full roll out of NDIS in Tasmania; a transcript of the NDIA ’s webinar on provider readiness to engage with the NDIS ; Mental Health Carers Arafmi Australia key messages on the NDIS .

Newsletters / Bulletins

This week our Countdown to Reform continues. Also read about a Private Health Insurance Roundtable, the Good Sports Awards and an NDIS project update.


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