National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS is a national initiative which provides funding for Australians who have a disability to access the support that they need. The NDIS aims to provide support for people with disabilities with activities of daily life as well as to pursue their goals and participate in employment, social and community opportunities. The scheme provides each NDIS participant with individual funding that they can use to access services for disability-related supports. Eligible children, adolescents and adults accessing the NDIS may experience a variety of physical, sensory, intellectual, neurodevelopmental, or psychosocial disabilities, or have other special needs. The NDIS funding each person receives, and the supports they can access, is decided in negotiation with an NDIS planner.
Contact your NDIS Local Area Coordinator to learn more about accessing the NDIS or requesting psychology funding in your NDIS Plan.
You can search for your local NDIS or Local Area Coordinator office HERE.
In Hunter New England, the Local Area Coordinator service is provided by Uniting.
NewPsych are a registered NDIS provider and offer capacity building psychological services through Improved Daily Living Skills and Core Supports funding.
The services we offer for NDIS participants are:
Counselling – we have provisional psychologists in our team with experience supporting people with disabilities, who can provide psychological counselling to NDIS participants.
Psychology - we have a large team of Registered Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists who can offer psychological therapy to NDIS participants.
Assessment - we also complete assessments, such as a Psychological Functional Assessment, for NDIS participants.
We have a number of clinicians with expertise in supporting people who are impacted by disability. Contact our intake officer to explore who in our team may be best suited to providing you psychology services through the NDIS.