What is a Psychosocial Disability? 

 

We understand this term ‘Psychosocial Disability’ may be a term you haven’t heard before, or have had referred to as a diagnoses or trait.  To explain simply, a psychosocial disability is when you experience barriers to living a full and contributing life, due to the way you think and feel and act.

You may find every day activities such as working, getting out and about in your community, keeping fit or attending social events tough or be completely out of your reach.

How does the NDIS measure your support?

 

The NDIS measures each case individually and therefore there is no clear eligibility checklist. However, people who experience a disability because of their mental health, and are likely to be eligible for individualised NDIS support will: 

  • Have lifelong or permanent needs in relation to their mental health or disability
  • Require support to participate in activities or carry out every day tasks

Applicants will need to provide evidence of how their condition requires lifelong support, these are defined under the following categories: 

  • Communication 
  • Social interaction 
  • Learning 
  • Mobility 
  • Self-care 
  • Self-management 

How to access NDIS support? 

 

If your disability or mental health currently has a major impact on your capacity to carry out standard everyday tasks without support, you may be eligible for support under the NDIS individualised plan. 

This is where Open Minds can help.  We have a proven history in supporting individuals through the NDIS process, with being one of the first NDIS providers in Queensland.

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