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NDIS issues putting a strain on the mental health system

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Australian governments must work together to ensure people with severe mental health issues who are ineligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme can use psychosocial support services, the National Mental Health Commission says.

The NMHC’s latest report said people with severe mental health issues – a psychosocial disability – deserved the support they needed to live a healthy life, regardless of whether or not they were NDIS participants.

The report said even those who were potentially eligible for the NDIS were struggling to transition into the scheme, with a distrust of the NDIS system, people being too unwell, and an overwhelming scheme application process listed as key reasons for the slow uptake.

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Source:
Luke Michael, 2019, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au)

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