NDIS Psychosocial Disability Stream announced

On 10 October, the Federal Government announced the establishment of a new Psychosocial Disability Stream. 

The Federal Government announced the establishment of a new Psychosocial Disability Stream, following the release of Mental Health Australia’s recent National Disability Insurance Scheme Psychosocial Disability Stream report. While the specific details are still to be unveiled, today’s announcement makes it clear that the new Psychosocial Stream will include:
·        the employment of specialised planners and Local Area Coordinators;
·        better linkages between mental health services and National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) staff, partners and; 
·        a focus on recovery-based planning and episodic needs

Mental Health Victoria welcomes this announcement by the Federal Government, and will continue to work closely with all stakeholders to ensure the design and implementation of this new stream will improve the NDIS experience for those living with mental illness.

View the announcement on NDIA website here.  
Official Media release here.