NDIS Cairns: Psychosocial Disability Services

Identifying Support Choices

Identifying the proper support for those with psychosocial disabilities can be daunting.

Articulating your needs and determining the most appropriate support may pose a challenge. The NDIS has set ideas about the help you need and a fixed amount of money you'll get at first.

This amount is determined by your disability and your ability to provide detailed reports from the "experts". Even if all requirements are met, the delegate reviewing your application can reject the requested support.

However, with the proper guidance, it is possible to avoid becoming overwhelmed. Particularly if you are seeking psychosocial support in Cairns.

We are here to assist you in navigating government systems from start to finish. We work collaboratively with you to ensure you receive the support you need for your day-to-day life.

The range of services under NDIS

The NDIS funds services for people with mental health needs or psychosocial disabilities.

These services range from clinical allied health services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy (OT) and speech therapy. However, our lived experience of mental and psychosocial issues means we know that our clients often need additional support.

Ultimately, if you have a mental illness or psychosocial disability, the NDIS is here to help you with daily living. This could be to participate in your community, social life, studies and work, while helping you regain and rebuild skills and confidence in your usual activities of daily living.

Personalising your support choices

Finding the support that works best for you and aligns with your goals is crucial.

Sometimes, all you need is some help to do things like walking, swimming, or shopping. Or, help to build relationships, participate in community groups or events, or simply enjoy a cup of coffee.

Taking the time to reflect on your needs and aspirations is essential when identifying your support choices. Your unique situation and circumstances should be considered, as this is your life, and you should be in the driver's seat.

Gaining access to NDIS support in Cairns

Once you have identified the support you need, the next step is to gain access to it. This is where access support becomes vital. AJW can help you throughout this process.

We will start by discussing your goals and what you wish to achieve. This will enable us to identify the types of support or activities that would be most suitable for you at this stage. While also providing an opportunity to get to know each other and determine if we are a good fit.

Establishing a positive relationship between the support worker and client is essential for maximising your chances of reaching your goals.

Navigating the NDIS Application Process

Accessing NDIS support can present challenges, especially for those with psychosocial mental health issues. Many people require assistance with the paperwork and application process. Unfortunately, the government agencies responsible for this are often burdened with heavy workloads and understaffed, leading to limited access to support for individuals like yourself.

Consequently, some may decide against pursuing NDIS support, leaving them without the necessary funding required for day-to-day functioning.

AJW is here to help you overcome these hurdles. The NDIS application process can be overwhelming, with multiple forms to complete. We will support you through a verbal or written application, ensuring you understand and complete all the necessary paperwork. Moreover, we will navigate the bureaucratic red tape to help you access the proper home and living arrangements support, alleviating any overwhelming feelings during the process.

By choosing AJW, you can rest assured that you will receive the guidance and assistance needed.