The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government-funded social reform that changed the face of disability care in Australia forever. However, getting access to the scheme for people with severe mental health problems has always been a tough battle.
In 2017,Guardian Australia reported at least 16 cases where the prospective participants with decades- long histories of schizophrenia, major depressive disorders, bipolar and severe anxiety were denied access to the scheme. Since then several efforts have been made to refine the system.
The introduction of Psychosocial recovery coaches as a support item points to the fact that NDIS has acknowledged the problem and started making active efforts towards improving the support provided for participants with psychosocial disabilities. A recovery coach is an NDIS funded support worker who has mental health knowledge.
Some recovery coaches have lived experience of mental health where they have gone through mental health struggles and achieved recovery. A Psychosocial Recovery Coach will work closely with you to understand your needs and assist you in finding supports that will benefit you the most in your journey towards recovery. They will also walk you through the nuances of NDIS supports and help you assert more control over your choices. Better choices mean you will be able to lead a more purposeful and meaningful life.
Classy Life is a registered NDIS provider in NSW who can help you connect with qualified Psychosocial Recovery Coaches with a lot of experience in the field. Our support staff are trained and experienced in handling depression, anxiety, self-harm behaviour, suicidal tendencies and other mental health propensities including aggression and violence.
Our NDIS Services are available all over the cities of New South Wales. Contact us today and we will give you a head start on your recovery-oriented NDIS journey.