Depression NDIS​

Disability Support & Care Services

Depression Care & Support

Maple Community Services prioritises getting to know you in order to identify and achieve your goals. We help you set a course for greater independence with reliable support. There is no better NDIS provider than Maple Community Services in support of patients living with depression.


Depression and Depressive Disorders are some of the most overlooked health concerns in Australia. Depression can cause significant disabilities and severely impact the lives of people affected by this serious illness. If you are affected by prolonged or disabling Depression, our Depression Support Specialists are highly skilled and trained to provide the expert assistance you need to live your life to the fullest.


Our extensive experience, capacity for 24/7 support, and strong community spirit set us apart when it comes to Depression Support Services. Our pervading family values and friendly specialists give you and your loved ones peace of mind and exceptional support to pursue a happy, fulfilling, and independent life.

Introduction to Depression


Depression is a mental illness that can cause serious disability. People living with Depression may experience a range of symptoms that affect their physical, mental, and emotional well-being to varying extents.


Thankfully, there are effective therapies and medications that help patients living with Depression manage their illness, reduce episodes of Depression, and function on a day to day basis. Maple Community Services is well equipped to assist patients with Depression in order to help them manage any disabilities they live with and improve their functional, mental, and emotional well-being.

Depression Information

The primary form of depression is known as Major Depressive Disorder, though there are other related illnesses that share many of the same features with slight differences in the diagnostic criteria. Other possible mental illnesses that present with symptoms of Depression include dysthymia, persistent depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, or schizoaffective disorder.

The symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder can include depressed mood, sleep disturbances, loss of interest in activities, feelings of guilt, low energy, difficulty concentrating, changes in appetite, or even thoughts of self-harm. When five of these symptoms have been present for two weeks or more and at least one is depressed mood or loss of interest, it is considered Major Depressive Disorder.

When a person has experienced one episode of Depression, they are most likely to experience it again. When symptoms persist for more than two years most of the time, it is considered Persistent Depressive Disorder, whereas if the symptoms don’t meet the criteria for Major Depressive Disorder, it may be considered dysthymia. When a patient’s treatment does not prevent recurrence of their symptoms, they can develop disabilities which limit their ability to perform usual tasks and diminish their quality of life.

Why Choose Maple for Depression Support?

At Maple Community Services, we focus on building strong relationships with each and every client that walks through our doors, providing them with the tools, supports, and access to services that will enable them to live independently.

Our priority is matching you with a like-minded Support Worker, someone who speaks your language, understands your goals, and is committed to ensuring you have all the necessary support you need to live your life to the fullest.

People choose Maple because we care. We are a group of professionals from all walks of life who want to make a difference in yours. You can see testimonials from other participants on our community page.

We tailor our services to meet your or your loved one’s unique needs. We specialise in providing support for people from diverse backgrounds, language groups, and cultures, as well as people with criminal convictions, mental health problems, and complex disability support needs.

The Maple Family will work with you to create a personalised approach to your support schedule and roll out. We will continually review and recommend support updates, playing a pivotal role in ensuring the support you receive are optimal for you to achieve your personal, social, and emotional wellbeing goals.

We are renowned for our extremely fast turnaround and approval times for Referrals. Please reach out to us for help with your SIL, Core Support, Plan Management, and Support Coordination Referral.

What Can NDIS Fund for Depression?

The NDIS aims to provide better access to high quality, personalised, and innovative supports and services to enhance the independence, and social and economic participation of people with disabilities and their carers.


The NDIS funds several critical services for people with Depression. These include personal care support, community access support, nutritional support, skill development, transport, household tasks and behavioural support. Plan Management and Support Coordination Funding are almost always offered to NDIS Participants when they receive their plan. The types and amounts of funding available are determined partly by the extent of disability.


By partnering with Maple Community Services, together, we can help you identify your priorities and develop a support plan that provides the specific services you need, enabling you to lead a fulfilling life.

Types of Depression Support Services

Our team works one on one with you to help you with day-to-day activities, connect you with high quality treatment and therapy services, and, if necessary, we can guide and support you through social interactions.


Our supports includes a range of different services for you and your needs. Options include any or all of the following:

Personal Care

Maple Support Specialists assist people with Depression by helping them live as independently as possible. Whether you or your loved one is in a group home or living in a private residence, we show up when we’re needed to help with morning routines, personal hygiene, other daily tasks including eating and drinking, and assistance during appointments.

Household Tasks

At Maple, we understand the value of healthy eating and keeping a clean home. Patients living with Depression may experience difficulties completing household tasks. As a part of our NDIS services, we provide help with household tasks like cleaning, meal preparation, banking, shopping, and so much more.

Travel and Transport

Maple Community Services are here to support you or your loved one by assisting with transport to and from wherever you need to go. Depressed patients may have challenges in securing necessary transport. We provide transportation to appointments, outings, shopping, church, and for students, to and from school.

Garden Maintenance

If you or your loved one cannot manage gardening tasks, the NDIS provides funding for this support service. Everyday tasks may be burdensome for people living with Depression. At Maple, we’ll do the gardening for you, allowing you or your loved one to maintain a healthy garden and keep your lawn tidy.

Community Participation

Maple Community Services can assist you or your loved one in accessing and participating in the community. Connecting to other people and the greater community may complement therapeutic efforts for depressed patients. We guide, support, mentor, and motivate you or your loved one to succeed and reach set goals for social interaction and recreation.

Development - life skills

Developing Life Skills is about building your confidence and enabling independent living. We do this by developing a plan which gives you the training needed to achieve your life goals. The support we provide includes education on personal hygiene, maintaining a clean environment at home, organisational skills, and social interactions to name a few.

Is Depression Covered by the NDIS?

If you suffer from a long term disability resulting from a mental health condition, also known as a psychosocial disability or PSD, it is covered under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and you may be eligible for funding to benefit from our support services.

It is estimated that 3 million people in Australia suffer with mild to moderate mental health issues and around 700,000 people have severe and persistent mental health illnesses that demonstrate complex needs and thus require support due to their disability.

Psychosocial disabilities can be crippling if not addressed properly. At Maple Community Services, we can walk you through the assessment process to see if you qualify for NDIS Depression Benefits. If you or your loved one meets the criteria, we can facilitate the process and have the full capacity to provide any support services you need.

To become an NDIS participant, you need to provide evidence of your mental health condition but a specific diagnosis is not required. NDIS support is contingent on how the condition impacts you and your daily activities, rather than the diagnosis itself, and that’s where our Depression Support Workers can help you.

What Does Our Depression Support Involve?

We have four major categories of Depression Support Services. Each type of Depression support contributes to your overall well-being and expands personal options to live a life that is most fulfilling.

Core Supports

These supports enable you to complete activities of daily living, work towards your individual goals, and meet your set objectives.

Support Coordination

We help to identify, coordinate, and access support services for ?Depression and disability service providers on your or your loved one’s behalf.

Plan Management

Maple Community Services manages the funding component of your NDIS Plan. We are the connection between you or your loved one, providers, and the NDIA.

Accommodation

When it’s needed, Maple provides accommodation assistance and/or supervision of daily tasks to help you live as independently as possible.

Skills & Qualifications of our Support Workers

Our Support Workers have studied and trained diligently to understand and respond to the needs of people with depressive disorders. You can feel confident and at ease with our Support Workers’ exceptional skills and qualifications. We pride ourselves on our years of experience providing Depression support.

Contact our team to find out how we can help you

The Maple Commitment

Here at Maple, we are committed to achieving your goals! Providing Support is the backbone of our purpose, we listen and act in realtime, and we empower our community through equal opportunities. It is our focus on building relationships with each and every one of our individuals, that sets us apart from the rest.

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