Step 1 – Taking care of yourself

Keeping a check on your health and wellbeing is very important when thinking about an NDIS application.

Sometimes the process of accessing the NDIS can be tiring or distressing.

More information about taking care of your health and about telling your story to other people in safe ways is available in the ‘Self-Care Hub’.

Self Care Hub

Sometimes in we include examples to make psychosocial disability and recovery easier to understand. 

Sometimes hearing about other people’s lives can be distressing or trigger memories of your own experiences.

If you find yourself getting upset, consider taking a break and coming back to it later.

If this doesn’t help or you want support, speak to someone you trust or contact the following helplines:

Additional information about other services you can speak with is on the Other services that could help me page.

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.

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Accessing the ndis in 6 Steps.