Consumers speak and we listen. In response to an overwhelming request for further information on the NDIS, VMIAC have produced an animated YouTube 6-part series titled The NDIS and You. This series, developed in small biteable chunks, provides a snapshot of the NDIS process for consumers with mental health conditions. The series includes:

  • Part 1 – Introduction
  • Part 2 – Is the NDIS for you?
  • Part 3 – Eligibility Criteria
  • Part 4 – The Access Request Form
  • Part 5 – The Planning Meeting
  • Part 6 – How to Appeal
The NDIS and YOU: Part 1 – Introduction

The NDIS and You: Part 2 – Is the NDIS for me?

The NDIS and You: Part 3 – Eligibility Criteria

The NDIS and You: Part 4 – The Access Request Form

The NDIS and You: Part 5 – The Planning Meeting

The NDIS and You: Part 6 – How to Appeal a decision

Keep an eye out for VMIAC’s eCourse: Is the NDIS for You?

Currently being developed, this course explores all aspects of the NDIS in greater depth. This self-paced eLearning program will allow you to choose the areas you want to focus on at your leisure.

Resources for medical and allied health professionals: The NDIS and mental health
A short video for health professionals

Access to the NDIS  for mental health consumers generally requires a level of supporting documentation. VMIAC has created a short video for medical practitioners and other mental health staff to assist them in their report writing.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, is a new Federal funding initiative currently being rolled out across the country. It is a huge reform to how disability services will be delivered in Australia. In the words of the NDIA, people with disability are to have: “control and choice of reasonable and necessary supports to help them live an ordinary life.”

Flyer and detailed booklet for health professionals

We’ve developed these printed resources to help you support your patients to apply for the NDIS.
Psychosocial disability is still a new concept for many people, and the NDIS application process can be tricky—we hope this makes it easier.

Download A4 booklet

Supporting people with mental health needs to access the NDIS: Detailed information for medical and allied health professionals

Download DL Flyer

Mental health and the NDIS: Supporting your patients to apply for support

NDIS Submissions

Recently as part of VMIAC’s ongoing commitment to provide support and advocacy around issues of importance to people with mental health or emotional issues. VMIAC has made a submission to The Joint Standing Committee inquiry into the provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disability related to a mental health condition. We have also made a separate submission in response to The Productivity Commissions Issues Paper on National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs. These two submissions we believe are reflective and encapsulate  many of the key concerns being expressed by consumers across the State around the implementation and design of the NDIS.

The two submissions can be downloaded here:
VMIAC NDIS Submission Joint Standing Commission
VMIAC NDIS Submission Productivity Commission

The Final Report on the findings of the Joint Standing Committee into the provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition was tabled on the 15th August it can be downloaded 

http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/National_Disability_Insurance_Scheme/MentalHealth/Report