NDIS Support for Psychological Therapy
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has supports designed specifically for individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition which has resulted in long-term disabilities. They also support individuals with disability that also experience mental health conditions as a result of a life-long disability. Mental health in this context is often classified as a psychosocial disability
What is a psychosocial disability?
Psychosocial disability may include difficulties with:
socialising with others
engaging in healthy relationships
acquiring and sustaining employment
taking care of oneself
managing mental wellbeing
Individuals with psychosocial disability, or those who experience mental health conditions as a result of other physical or intellectual disabilities, may experience episodic periods of impairment, or persistent, debilitating, and long lasting psychological disability. Sometimes, a client may have co-morbid mental health conditions, as well as disabilities. The NDIS provides psychological support for these individuals, too.
Does the NDIS provide support psychology?
The NDIS has supports in place to help you if you have mental health issues resulting in a disability. The aim of these supports is for recovery. The word recovery, here, refers to achieving a stable state of personal, social, and emotional wellbeing. As mental health conditions can be episodic in nature, the budget within your plan is flexible. You can decrease, or increase, your budget as needed.
What is the cost of our NDIS psychology services?
At Dune Health and Wellbeing we seek to provide affordable and accessible psychology services for self-managed or plan-managed NDIS clients. We charge a reduced rate of $88.25 per hour for psychological services including individual therapy (via telehealth or face to face) and conducting psychological assessment and reporting. Paying for services is also easy. We simply invoice you via email for easy payment OR we can invoice your plan manager directly so you don't have to.
What do I need to provide before my first session?
Details of plan manager (if applicable)
Complete intake and consent forms provided by Dune Health and Wellbeing staff
Complete service agreement form by both parties (Client to keep a copy)
Any relevant paperwork or reports, such as previous notes from psychologists, paediatricians, medical practitioners, occupational therapist, speech pathologist, medical personal, legal council etc
Who provides psychological services to NDIS clients?
Our services are provided by highly skilled provisional psychologists whose skills and expertise have been registered with AHPRA. This level of worker screening ensures that you have access to high quality, evidence-based, mental health care at an accessible price. This ensures that you get the most out of your plan and can see a psychologist more frequently giving you the opportunity to maintain momentum towards your mental health goals and to sustain your mental health and wellbeing.
What services does Dune Health and Wellbeing provide?
Our team assesses the abilities and goals of each individual in order to recommend and employ an appropriate treatment plan. We are a Diverse NDIS psychology provider, and employ a variety of approaches to help with:
Key Life Transitions
We can support your mental healthcare needs in the following ways: