National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – support for psychosocial disability

Psychosocial Disability

What is psychosocial disability?

Psychosocial disability means that how you think, how you feel and how you interact with other people cause you to have barriers to (or stop you from) being involved in things like:

  • Work
  • Education
  • Social activities
  • Cultural or public activities
  • Getting or keeping a home
  • Staying physically healthy
  • Achieving your full potential or life goals

In other words, psychosocial disability causes you to have barriers to (or stop you from) fully participating in life.

The term ‘psychosocial disability’ comes from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The convention is important as it is about the human rights of people living with disabilities.

The word psychosocial refers to the interaction between:

  • Psychology – for example your way of understanding your experiences, the world, your emotions and feelings; and
  • Social – for example the ways that other people view mental health difficulties; ways people who experience mental health conditions are viewed by others; or what society and culture define as standard.

Psychosocial disability mostly refers to the social and economic consequences related to a mental health condition. In other words, your ability to do things like earn money, buy things you need, have good friends or have a family of your own.

It is used to describe the challenges, or limits, a person experiences in life that are related to their mental health condition. It sees these challenges and limits, or impairments, as disabilities that can affect a person’s ability to participate fully in life.

What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

NDIS allows Australian’s who have a permanent disability, and are under the age of 65, with support to maximise their daily living potential. NDIS will assist clients to enjoy everyday life, and achieve their life goals through the provisioning of community involvement, independence, improved wellbeing and employment.

NDIS also helps family and carers of people with disability with information and guidance to further community support services.

To access NDIS services and become a participant you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa, and
  • Reside in Australia, and
  • Be aged less than 65 years old when initially entering NDIS, and
  • Have a permanent disability that significantly impacts your ability to partake in everyday activities
View this NDIS video explaining the reasonable and necessary supports you could receive.

NDIS Therapy Services we offer

We work with you to strengthen your capacity and achieve your goals.

Your Psychology Clinic is a registered NDIS provider of therapy services and is committed to providing exceptional, client-centred, outcomes-focused therapy to people with disabilities.

Therapy can help people achieve their goals and improve their quality of life in many ways.

Under the NDIS, we offer therapy services under the categories of:

  • Improved daily living skills
  • Improved relationships

Specifically these supports:

  • Specialist Behavioural Intervention Support (11_022_0110_7_3)
  • Behaviour Management Plan Including Training In Behaviour Management Strategies (11_023_0110_7_3)
  • Capacity Building Supports For Early Childhood Interventions – Psychology (15_001_0118_1_3) 
  • Individual Counselling (15_043_0128_1_3)
  • Assessment, Recommendation, Therapy and/or Training – Psychology (15_054_0128_1_3)

If you aren’t sure how therapy can help in these areas, or which type of therapy would be most beneficial, please give us a call for a free, confidential consultation – (07) 3368 1892.

Accessing Services

I’m already registered with the NDIS

and have a plan that includes therapy services – Contact Us and we will take care of the rest, getting you therapy you need as quickly as possible.

Am I eligible to receive supports under the NDIS?

The best place to start is with the Reimagine website, which is specifically designed to support people living with mental health conditions to navigate the NDIS.

I’m not eligible for NDIS

and would like to access specialist therapy services through private health insurance or other means – please see the information on our Services page.

How will payments be made?

We accept different methods of payments for the supports:

  • If you are Self Managing your funds, then you are expected to pay the invoices directly on the day of your visit. We accept EFTPOS, Visa and Mastercard.
  • If you have a Plan Nominee/ Management Provider help to manage your NDIS funding for you, then they would pay the invoices to our clinic. You will be asked to sign in for each session attended.
  • If you are Managed by NDIA, whereby the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) manages your funding, then the NDIA pays the invoices. You will be asked to sign in for each session attended.

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