Step 2 – What difference can the NDIS make for you?

 

Check out this video to hear from NDIS participants and carers about the difference an NDIS package made to their lives.

The transcript of the video is here: Transcript-Difference

People with psychosocial disability have the same rights as any other Australians to decide what is best for them and to have choice and control over their lives. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities describes these rights. One purpose of the NDIS is to help support people with these rights.

The NDIS can support you to live a meaningful and contributing life by:

  1. Aiding you to have choice and control in pursuit of your goals
  2. Supporting your providers to better respond to your needs
  3. Providing choice of support options and providers to meet your support needs
  4. Linking you with the information, referrals and supports you need
  5. Raising community awareness and encouraging inclusion.

Useful links

United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities
World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, Implications of the UNCRPD

To help support your application to the NDIS download the Reimagine Your Life Workbook

As you explore the 6 steps to accessing the NDIS, you will be guided to activities in the Reimagine Your Life Workbook, where you can complete questions and activities to support your application.

Co-designed with people living with mental health conditions and their support networks.
  • Funded by the

  • Produced by the
    Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC)

Accessing the ndis in 6 Steps.