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Helpful NDIS resources

September 19, 2018

Aftercare has released a series of information videos and resources to assist GPs and Health Professionals support their patients to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme. 

Videos and Resources

Video: Psychosocial Disability and the NDIS: Completing the NDIS process for your patients 

Aftercare has produced this video for health professionals to support their patients with psychosocial disability to National Disability Insurance Scheme. It presents an NDIS overview, explains the access requirements including understanding and presenting evidence of functional impact.

You can view the video here.

Matrix Tool: Defining and Providing Evidence of Psychosocial Disability matrix

This explanatory matrix provides ‘at a glance’ information linking symptoms with the functional and physical health implications and then clearly matching with types of support needs, as well as helpful observation examples.

To request a hard copy of the tool, email info@aftercare.com.au or simply download the pdf. 

To view the online version of the matrix, click here

Additional Training

Two-Hour Training Module

Aftercare also offer specifically developed training on ‘Psychosocial Disability and the NDIS’ which is a RACGP QICPD accredited activity and is now being offered to local Primary Health Networks (PHNs), Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) and General Practitioners.

The learning outcomes ensure attendees, by the end of the course, will understand: 

What the NDIS is

  • NDIS and mainstream interface
  • COAG principles
  • Mental health and health NDIS interface
  • Background
  • Eligibility
  • NDIS disabilities framework

 Psychosocial Disability in context of the NDIS

  • What is psychosocial disability?
  • Mental health disability and recovery
  • Psychosocial disability in the NDIS Functional domains

How to assist an individual to access the scheme as a General or Allied Health Practitioner

  • GPs and AHPs role
  • NDIS and your patient
  • Clarifying eligibility
  • NDIS access process
  • Disability requirements
  • Completing the NDIS Application Form
  • Information, Forms, Resources

 The participant journey

One-Hour Information Sessions

Aftercare are also offering 'Information Sessions' which addresses the key issues above which typically in a one-hour workshop. The same information is given as the two-hour sessions, without the same level of detail, with a focus on interaction and being responsive to participants needs. 

For more information, please email HCPtraining@aftercare.com.au

More information about Aftercare and their role with the NDIS can be found in the Aftercare NDIS Flyer

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