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Mental Health & the NDIS

Mental Illness
& the NDIS
(Psychosocial
Disability)

Mental illnesses are disorders which can affect the way a person, feels, thinks, behaves and interacts within society. These disorders can include Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders and PTSD among many others.

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Psychosocial disability is a term used to describe a disability that may arise from a mental health issue.

Not everyone who has a mental health condition will have a psychosocial disability, but for people who do, it can be severe, longstanding and impact on their recovery. People with a disability as a result of their mental health condition may qualify for the NDIS. Around one in five Australians will experience difficulties with their mental health at some stage throughout their lives.