The Mental Health Coalition of South Australia (MHCSA) is committed to advocating for a holistic approach to mental wellness for all South Australians. This means having access to appropriate mental health treatment, community based rehabilitation and disability support so that recovery is meaningful to each individual. We have released a discussion paper about this, you can read it here.
For the12% of Australians living with severe mental illness severe and persistent mental illness the NDIS is a wonderful scheme that will bring them a whole new level of care. However there are around 88% of Australians who find themselves disabled by their mental illness who won’t know what that feels like.
With the rollout of the NDIS we are seeing a winding back of funding for some psychosocial support services. Here is our story on concerns about the impact on PHaMS.
Are you eligible?
There is some confusion in the community about who is eligible and who is not. The NDIS have produced a checklist for you to see whether you are. You can access it here.
You can also visit the Reimagine website which is here. This website gives very clear and easy to access information on the NDIS and mental health.
Need help with your access request?
Skylight are also hosting NDIS cafes so you can sit down and discuss your NDIS questions face to face. You find out more here.
For all other areas, go to our on-line directory on the home page of our website and type NDIS into the key words to find services that are assisting people to access NDIS.