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  • 19 Dec 2019

    Investigating the impact of NDIS market settings on participants with a psychosocial disability and providers

    Fact Sheet for organisations delivering NDIS funded support to participants with a psychosocial disability

  • 03 Oct 2019

    NDIS Toolkit

    Brightwater has developed this NDIS toolkit to help guide individuals with disability and their support network to effectively plan for the NDIS.

  • 07 Jun 2019

    WAAMH Submission to the NDIS Thin Markets Review

    This submission focuses on the need to develop development robust markets for people with psychosocial disability. It is informed by WAAMH’s NDIS Sector Reference Group, comprehensive ongoing engagement with members and psychosocial stakeholders including consumer and carer representative organisations, and WAAMH’s March 2019 consultation to inform the WA Market Review.

  • 16 Apr 2019

    Media Release: National report exposes further holes in NDIS transition

    WAAMH has raised concerns based on report findings released by The University of Sydney and Australia’s coalition of community mental health peaks, Community Mental Health Australia that show a significant inadequacy of support for thousands of people living with serious mental illness in Australia, currently left outside of the NDIS.

  • 08 Apr 2019

    WA Market Review Submission

    This submission focuses on the development of robust markets for people with psychosocial disability. It is informed by WAAMH’s NDIS Sector Reference Group, comprehensive ongoing engagement with members and psychosocial stakeholders including consumer and carer representative organisations, and WAAMH’s WA Market Review round table event held with David Cullen, Chief Economist to the NDIS, on Tuesday 26 March 2019.

  • 21 Mar 2019

    Media Release: NDIS funding extension welcome but delays still cast doubts in WA

    WESTERN Australia’s peak body for mental health, the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) welcomes today’s announcement from the Federal Government to extend funding for community mental health programs, which support thousands of people with psychosocial disability, while the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is rolled-out in WA.

  • 20 Feb 2019

    WAAMH Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS

    In this submission, WAAMH provides evidence to the committee about some of the most urgent and pressing issues in the context of psychosocial disability and the NDIS in WA, and the scheme's delays here in the west. We request three specific urgent recommendations are made by the committee to support the scheme to reach its objectives for people with psychosocial disability in WA.

  • 12 Dec 2018

    WAAMH influences national NDIS policy through CMHA

    NDIS policy is a national affair. WAAMH’s primary strategy to influence these federal policy settings is to provide advice and channel Western Australian voices to contribute to the work of the community sector’s national peak – Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA).

  • 21 Sep 2018

    NDIS Psychosocial Disability Forum

    Watch Strategic Advisor on Mental Health to the NDIA Dr Gerry Naughtin present on the strategic changes the NDIA is making to improve access to and the experiences of the NDIS for people with psychosocial disability. Dr Naughtin also sets out other elements of the mental health service system and where the NDIS fits into this messy space.

  • 21 Sep 2018

    NDIS Access and Psychosocial Disability Workshop

    Watch Elspeth Jordan, from the NDIA mental health team, explain in depth the NDIS access rules for psychosocial disability (a disability caused by a person’s mental health issues) including what ‘likely to be permanent’ means, and that an episodic mental health issue can still qualify.