The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can provide mental health supports alongside any services you receive from the public and private mental healthcare system. The NDIS can also help you counter what it calls psychosocial disability, where an aspect of your mental health becomes disabling.
You can be funded in an NDIS plan for disability supports that enable you as a person with mental illness or a psychiatric condition to take part in daily living activities and participate in social or economic life.
The Reimagine Today website is a good guide for better understanding how the NDIS can help you with your mental health.
If you’re designing an NDIS plan or updating the one you have, make sure you think about what psychosocial or mental health supports you might need from the NDIS going forward.
If you or your supporters have any queries about the NDIS, you can call People with Disability Australia's (PWDA's) Information, Intake and Referral Service on 1800 843 929.