Overview Of NDIS support for schizophrenia sufferers 

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) offers various therapies, supports and services for people with schizophrenia, making everyday life easier to manage. Discover how the NDIS can provide assistance and support to those struggling with schizophrenia.

Understanding Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complex mental illness that has a wide range of symptoms, from auditory and visual hallucinations to perceptual disorders. It can also cause significant changes in thinking, feeling, behaviour and communication. Treatment for schizophrenia focuses on managing its symptoms so individuals can lead normal lives as far as possible. The NDIS can provide assistance to help alleviate some of the daily living stresses one may face due to schizophrenia.

Identifying supportive services and therapies 

People living with schizophrenia can receive specific assistance and therapies through the NDIS. These supports and services can include training in daily living skills, support with employment or education, or access to community or social activities. In addition, people can also access therapy to help manage their mental health, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or psycho-education. It’s important to talk to your doctor or NDIS representative about what kind of therapy would be best suited for you when considering NDIS support options.

Overview of NDIS Supports 

The NDIS offers participants a wide range of therapy, supports and services to help them manage their schizophrenia symptoms. These can range from individual support plans to assist with daily activities, occupational therapy to aid in work or education pursuits, access to community or social activities, and more. It’s important that you talk to your doctor or NDIS representative so they can help you access the right kind of therapies and supports for you.

Financial assistance and reasonable and necessary care plan items 

The NDIS can provide financial assistance to Schizophrenia sufferers in the form of supports and services that are deemed ‘Reasonable and Necessary’. This can include life skills programs and support plan items, such as assistive technology, home modifications, or equipment. It’s important to remember that the goal is to help an individual to live their best life at home, so these items need to be tailored around a service user’s specific goals and needs.

Mental health access programs for support

The NDIS can provide access to a wide range of mental health services and supports that are deemed ‘Reasonable and Necessary’. These can include programs such as primary mental health care, psychological treatments, psychosocial supports, and tailored activities. The purpose is to help the individual focus on personal goals, build on their strengths and develop new skills so they are able to better manage their schizophrenic symptoms.