The AFDO logo with Australian Federation of Disability Organisations next to it

Are you in the loop?

Resources

< Back to resources

Mental health conditions

Self-Advocacy for the NDIS (Mental Health Resource Booklet

5 February 2020

Monitor with outline of Australia, and a person holding a lifesaver.The Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) has developed a Resource Toolkit to provide self-advocacy information and identify rights and strategies that support people to speak up for themselves.

 

 

NDIS Pre-planning Toolkit for people with disability entering Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training

3 April 2019

A monitor showing Australia, and a person holding out a lifesaver.

Getting the Right Support at the Right Time from the Right People.  The NDIS Pre-planning Toolkit is for people with disability entering Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training is designed to be used before you start a tertiary course at university or with a vocational education and training provider.

Your disability may mean you require extra support to complete your chosen course to ensure your participation is on the same basis as other students. These booklets will help you identify what supports you may need, who is responsible for providing them and how you can access them.

Mental Health and the NDIS

31 March 2019

A monitor showing Australia, and a head with a brain showing through

Mental health and the NDIS

Reimagine.today is co-designed with people living with mental health conditions including psychosocial disability.

Many of the people involved in reimagine.today have lived experience of the NDIS, and have used their experience to help you better understand the NDIS and the  opportunities for people living with psychosocial disability.

reimagine.today will help you understand what the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is and how it can support people living with a mental health condition. If you live with a mental health condition, you may be able to get NDIS funded support if your mental health condition causes you to experience very high levels of ‘psychosocial disability’. Before understanding the NDIS it is important to understand what psychosocial disability is.

 

NDIS access requirements

3 March 2019

A monitor showing Australia, and a person holding out a lifesaver.

Are you eligible for the NDIS?  Watch this video to learn more about eligibility for the NDIS.

The NDIS Access Checklist will to help you work out if you may be able access the NDIS. 

 

Checklist: Mental Health Carers NDIS Checklist

18 November 2015

A monitor, with a checklist, 'ndis', and a person's head with cogs in it.Mental Health Australia and Carers Australia have developed a Checklist for Mental Health Carers on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), to prepare for NDIS assessment and planning meetings.

 

Guide: Mental Health Carers NDIS Guide

18 November 2015

A monitor, with a booklet, 'ndis', and a person's head with cogs in it.Mental Health Australia and Carers Australia have developed a Guide for Mental Health Carers on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), to prepare for NDIS assessment and planning meetings.

 

Video - Unfinished Business - profiles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability

5 July 2015

A monitor with Australian (with a circle in the middle akin to the Australian Aboriginal flag), a video 'play' button, and the symbol for Open CaptionsUnfinished Business was a photographic exhibition featuring stories of 30 Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people that have a disability. Each photograph was accompanied by a short narrative-style video interview. These videos are all available to watch online, together or separately, with captions. 

 

Report - Disability Loop Gap Analysis Roundtable One

15 May 2015

A monitor showing the Disability Loop logo, a booklet, and a conversation with 'ndis' in it.Disability Loop hosted a roundtable in February 2015. A roundtable is a meeting where people come together to talk about something and work out what should happen next. Groups that represent people with disability across the country were invited. These groups talked about NDIS projects, about gaps in the information about the NDIS, and more. We put all of the information about this meeting into a report. You can read or download this report here.

 

Website - Therapy Choices

25 April 2015

A monitor with three healthcare professionals.This website gives information about what different kinds of therapists – such as podiatrists, orthoptists and audiologists – do. It also has information on how to contact a therapist locally.

 

Website - Mental Health Australia

23 April 2015

A monitor displaying a booklet, an outline of Australia, 'ndis', and a human head with cogs inside it.Mental Health Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector.

 

Pages: 1