Enhancing Wellness: NDIS and Mental Health in People with Disabilities

Aastha Community Services

People with disabilities are often disproportionately impacted by mental health challenges. Life can be even more challenging if the person has a psychosocial disability. In Australia, mental health services are available under ‘mainstream supports’ across all states and territories to everyone. These state-run mental health systems are usually responsible for clinical services such as diagnoses and treatments. National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) mainly funds mental health services that are not clinical and that which helps people with disabilities to improve their day-to-day functionality, recovery, and social participation.

In recent years, NDIS has made some significant efforts towards providing mental health support items such as a psychosocial recovery coach. The goal is to help the NDIS participants lead a recovery-oriented life. A psychosocial recovery coach is an NDIS funded support worker who has mental health knowledge. They are well trained and often have various certifications in mental health or mental health peer work. Some recovery coaches can even help you with knowledge gained from their mental health journey. They are referred to as recovery coaches with lived experiences. An NDIS funded psychosocial recovery coach will spend quality time with you and your loved ones to assess your needs. Then with the help of their extensive knowledge about NDIS and related disability services, they can help you access the needful amenities for tending to your mind and body.

Aastha is a registered NDIS service provider based in Perth, WA. We provide NDIS mental health assistance such as Psychosocial Support and services of Psychosocial Recovery Coaches. We can connect you with services and resources that will make your mental health journey goal-oriented and less lonely. All our staff are well trained and up to date with NDIS guidelines. Reach out to us today and embrace mental health wellness.