Mental Health

 Psychosocial disability is a term used to describe a disability that may arise from a mental health issue.

Not everyone who has a mental health condition will have a psychosocial disability, but for people who do, it can be severe, long-standing, and impact their recovery. People with a disability as a result of their mental health condition may qualify for the NDIS.

What is a Psychosocial Disability? 

The NDIS Commission defines psychosocial disability as:

A mental health issue that affects people’s daily activities such as socialising or interacting with others in a social setting, learning or self-care, or their capacity to fully participate in society

Some of the specific disorders include:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Bi-Polar disorder
  • Severe and persistent anxiety and depression

How can City to Country Care Support a person who has a Psychosocial Disability?

The NDIA defines recovery as ‘achieving an optimal state of personal, social, and emotional wellbeing, as defined by each individual, whilst living with or recovering from a mental health condition.

A psychosocial Recovery Coach is a new NDIS support for participants who require support managing the complex challenges of daily living.  

Recovery coaching is about empowerment and independence, increasing social and community participation.  City to Country Care’s Psychosocial Recovery Coaches will work with you and your stakeholders to help you take more control of your lives and better manage the challenges you have with your day-to-day living. They have extensive qualifications and lived experience and provide supports in a holistic, person-centered approach.  They will work collaboratively with you to develop and implement a plan, as well as assist with the coordination of NDIS and other supports you may require.  

To discuss how one of our Recovery Coaches can assist you, please contact us.