MHCN hosted an NDIS Carer Forum on the 6th April 2017 to provide an opportunity for mental health carers to voice their experiences of the NDIS and make workshop recommendations for future service improvement. This Forum invited key stakeholders including the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and local mental health service providers to field questions from mental health carers to broaden the knowledge and understanding of how the Scheme will support and benefit the lives of people with disabilities.
The purpose of this discussion report is to provide further insight and information on the processes involved in accessing and participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) based on the discussions at that Forum. We hope this information will assist people living with a mental illness, their families and carers, and the service providers who work to support them in engaging with the NDIS.
This report will further be used as a tool for the advocacy of the unique challenges faced by mental health carers accessing the NDIS.
Click to download the NDIS Carer Discussion Report 2017