The Mental Health Council of Tasmania (MHCT) has identified four key barriers to the NDIS and suggested possible solutions. We would like to hear your thoughts re the suggested solutions.

The barriers and suggested solutions are based on feedback received by MHCT – including the comprehensive comments provided by families and friends to our recent survey on NDIS Barriers.

So let’s continue providing this great feedback to help improve access to the NDIS for the people we care for. The Survey closes on Wednesday 15th January and will only take a few minutes to complete.

We will forward your replies to the Mental Health Council of Tasmania (MHCT). Primary Health Tasmania (PHT) has contracted the Council to identify any barriers to people with mental ill health applying for the NDIS.

BACKGROUND
There are various reports and information available relating to the NDIS and psychosocial disability.
  • “Psychosocial disability is an internationally recognised term under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, used to describe the experience of people with impairments and participation restrictions related to mental health conditions.  These impairments can include a loss of ability to function, think clearly, experience full physical health, and manage the social and emotional aspects of their lives.” Read more
  • Mental Health Australia’s 2018 report National Disability Insurance Scheme: Psychosocial Pathway  provided recommendations re how the NDIS can respond appropriately to the needs and concerns of people with psychosocial disability
  • The September 2019 Report –  Tracking Transitions from PIR, PHaMs and D2DL into the NDIS report. The Report found that there are a high proportion of people who have not applied and a high proportion of people who have applied and have been found ineligible.
  • Primary Health Tasmania Psychosocial support
  • Mental Health and the NDIS

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