People with psychosocial disabilities often face stigma from society due to the episodic nature of their condition. Moreover, psychosocial disabilities can often be invisible
to the eyes leading to the discrimination of persons suffering from it compared to other disability conditions. In an effort to improve the lives of people with psychosocial disabilities, the NDIA has developed a Psychosocial Disability Recovery-Oriented Framework. It includes information and principles that will make the NDIS work better for participants with psychosocial disabilities, their families and carers.
The first priority of the Recovery Framework is to support the life that the participant wants by helping them to learn new skills, teaching them to speak up for themselves and educating them about the support that they can get. A crucial support item that participants with psychosocial disabilities can access is the service of a psychosocial recovery coach.
They are NDIS workers with mental health knowledge who can help the participants get maximum benefits out of their NDIS plan. Another important thing acknowledged by the NDIS Recovery Framework is the changing support needs of participants with psychosocial disabilities. Sometimes the NDIS delivers early interventions by providing services and support as early as possible in the life of a person so that they can be more independent as adults. An example of this is the funding provided in certain cases for children with autism.
The ultimate aim of the Framework is to help as many individuals as possible and make the NDIS journey less complicated for participants with psychosocial disabilities.
Having a registered service provider to help you understand the support and services will make a world of difference in your NDIS journey. Classy Life is one such registered NDIS service provider based in New South Wales who can help you connect with psychosocial recovery coaches and other experienced staff trained in managing people with various psychosocial disabilities. Contact us today for more information regarding our services.