How this site works
Who is this site for?
For people living with mental health conditions
This website supports the belief that “Recovery is about achieving an optimal life of personal, social and emotional wellbeing, as defined by each individual, whilst living with or recovering from a mental health condition.”
This website is for all people living with a mental health condition to understand the NDIS, whether they have a psychosocial disability or not.
If you don’t understand what psychosocial disability is check out Step 1: Understand psychosocial disability to learn more.
If you don’t have a computer or smartphone, or have trouble using them, you might:
- Visit your local library or community centre. Many of these now have public computers for your use.
- Ask a friend, family member or carer to help
- Ask to meet with a service provider to look at and discuss the resource together.
Some sections aim to provide information that will help supporters who are not family members or carers but wish to assist; like GPs, other health care workers (like psychiatrists and allied health providers) and support workers.
Remember each person getting NDIS funding will have their own plan reflecting their goals, personal circumstances and disability support needs. While the focus of the plan is the person with disability, the types of supports in the person’s plan may also have direct or indirect benefits for families and carers.
How this site works
The information in this resource is divided into six sections or steps. You may want to work through the steps in order, or you may want to explore in your own way and pick and choose the content you want.
Check out Step 1: Understand psychosocial disability to start.
To help support your application we have developed the tool Reimagine Your Life: A workbook to support you. As you work through this resource you will be guided to activities in the reimagine.today workbook where you can write down your ideas and answers. You can then use this workbook to help support your NDIS application.