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Thank you for using the NDIS e-resource! is co-designed by people living with mental health conditions including psychosocial disability. Many of the people involved in have lived experience of the NDIS. We have used their experience to help others living with mental health conditions better understand NDIS opportunities. It supports recovery whether or not you become a funded NDIS participant.

We hope is useful to you in reimagining your life whether you become an NDIS participant or not.

If you have more questions about the NDIS and psychosocial disability that this resource does not answer please contact the National Disability Insurance Agency: 1800 800 110.

If you have feedback about the resource itself please contact the Mental Health Coordinating Council:

Your feedback helps us to improve the resource, not the NDIS.

Final word

The experiences of people with mental health conditions are unique. Their needs for both health and disability services and supports may change a lot over time. The National Disability Insurance Agency is working hard to make sure the NDIS meets the needs of people living with a psychosocial disability and will continue to measure the NDIS from a mental health point of view.

In its ‘2016 National Report on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention’, the National Mental Health Commission stated that the NDIS is important. They also noted concerns about the NDIS for people with health conditions, including:

  • eligibility for people with psychosocial disability
  • which mental health programs should be in or out of the NDIS
  • quality/pricing of psychosocial supports
  • emerging gaps in services
  • supports for carers of people with psychosocial disability
  • availability of services that help people early
  • supporting people, worker and service transitions
  • the impacts of other mental health reforms, as well as with mainstream health and disability systems.

These and other NDIS challenges are not the focus of the resource. This is because the NDIS is still in its early stages. has been developed to help people access the NDIS.

The learning arising from the NDIS will continue for years and the National Disability Insurance Agency and others will work with you to refine the NDIS based on people’s experience and feedback. This includes consideration of people’s support needs, outcomes and satisfaction.

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The workbook can help you prepare for the NDIS