NDIS Support

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?

  • NDIS Plan

  • Details of plan manager (if applicable)

  • Medicare details

  • 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:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Addiction

  • Stress

  • Behavioural Concerns

  • Anger Management

  • Grief

  • Relationship Management

  • Key Life Transitions

  • Early Development

We can support your mental healthcare needs in the following ways:

  • Specialised assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health, behavioural and emotional conditions to help you develop and work towards your goals

  • Assessment of cognitive or intellectual functioning to guide treatment or vocational goals

  • Rehabilitation and management of cognitive difficulties, such as problems with memory, attention and planning

  • Support around issues including grief, loss, depression, self-esteem, motivation, goal setting, anger, social skills identity, interpersonal conflict and managing fatigue

  • Identifying strategies to better cope with stress, life changes and connections with others