Mental Illness 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 for Mental Illness Support.
Mental Illness Disorders are some of the most overlooked health concerns in Australia, and, with the help of NDIS funding, we are working to shine a light on this often stigmatised condition. If you are affected by a prolonged or disabling mental illness, our Mental Illness 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 clock support, and strong community spirit set us apart when it comes to Mental Illness 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 Mental Illness
Mental Illnesses span a wide array of conditions, some of which can be quite serious and cause significant dysfunction, while others may present with negligible symptoms. The term Mental Illness includes more commonly known conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or phobias, as well as lesser known conditions such as schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, dissociative identity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome, or PTSD.
Maple Community Services is well equipped to assist patients with Mental Illness in order to enable patients to manage their symptoms and function optimally from day to day.
Is Mental Illness 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 avail of our support services.
It is estimated that 3 million people in Australia experience mild to moderate mental health issues and around 700,000 people have severe and persistent mental 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 Mental Illness 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 Mental Illness Specialists can help you.
What Can NDIS Fund for Mental Illness?
The NDIS seeks 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 Mental Illnesses. 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 severity of a patient’s disability.
By partnering with Maple Community Services, together, we can help you identify your priorities and come up with a support plan that provides the specific services you need, enabling you to lead a fulfilling life.
What Does Our Mental Illness Support Involve?
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 indicated, we can guide and support you through social interactions.
Our support includes a full range of different services for you to determine which will best suit you. Options include any or all of the following:
Types of Mental Illness Support Services
We have four major categories of Mental Illness Support Services. Each type of Mental Illness Support contributes to your overall well-being and expands personal options to live a life that is most fulfilling.
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