National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Some people’s mental illness affects their ability to participate in daily living so severely, that they can be considered to have a psychiatric/psycho-social disability and may qualify for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  Some people with a mental illness may also have an intellectual or physical disability and may also be eligible. 

The NDIS is now available in north Brisbane and Moreton Bay areas. Services in these regions are delivered by:

- Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) partner: The Benevolent Society 

- Local Area Coordination (LAC) partner: Carers Queensland Ltd. 

So what is the NDIS? click here to view a short video

  • For more information about how the NDIS can support people with psychosocial disability click here
  • For general information about the NDIS in Queensland click here 

How to access the NDIS

Below is a few useful resources to help access the NDIS

For health professionals

Information for service providers 

Information for NDIS Participants

Who can help you start your plan?

Local Area Coordinator (LAC)

LAC’s will help most participants understand and use their NDIS plan. LAC will show participants how to use the myplace portal and connect them with supports.

Support Coordinator

The NDIA may fund a Support Coordinator in your NDIS plan if you need more help coordinating your supports and services. Find out more about support coordination here

Manging your plan

  • Watch 'Top tips for keeping track of your NDIS plan' here