Mental Illness NDIS

Disability Support & Care Services

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.

Mental Illness Information

All forms of Mental Illness present with distinct symptoms, though there may be significant overlap between conditions which can skew the lines between one condition or another. Regardless of the specific illness, mental illnesses are known to cause many challenges in the lives of people affected by them. Some challenges are visible to observers, while others are faced by patients in their minds without obvious outward evidence.

In many ways, Mental Illness are poorly understood, even by doctors and scientists. Some are provoked by experiences or trauma, while others can be the result of another unrelated illness. Some Mental Illnesses have a genetic linkage wherein patients whose relatives experienced Mental Illness are more likely to be diagnosed with a Mental Illness. There are also Mental Illnesses without a specific known cause.

Besides the causes of Mental Illness, there may be biochemical features of them that present opportunities for treatment. Even without knowing how specific chemicals in the brain affect the presentation of Mental Illnesses, modern science and clinical medicine have identified specific biochemical targets to improve the lived experience and function of patients.

Treatment of Mental Illnesses most often includes a combination of medications and therapies aimed at enabling patients to manage their symptoms and function optimally from day to day.

Why Choose Maple for Mental Illness 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.

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:

Personal Care

Maple Support Specialists assist people with Mental Illness 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, and other tasks including assistance during appointments.

Household Tasks

At Maple, we understand the value of healthy eating and keeping a clean home. Performing household tasks may be difficult for patients with Mental Illnesses. 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 is here to support you or your loved one by assisting with transport to and from wherever you need to go. People living with Mental Illnesses may experience challenges in securing necessary transport. We provide transportation to appointments, outings, shopping, places of worship, and for students, to and from school.

Garden Maintenance

If you or your loved one cannot take care of gardening tasks, the NDIS provides funding for this support service. Performing garden maintenance is not always easy for patients with Mental Illness. 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. When appropriate, community participation may be beneficial to patients with Mental Illnesses. We can guide, support, mentor, and motivate you or your loved one to succeed and reach set goals for social interaction and recreation.

Life Skills Development

Developing Life Skills is about building your confidence and enabling independent living. We do this by creating 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.

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.

Core Supports

Supports that enable you to complete activities of daily living, working towards an individual’s goals, and meeting their objectives.

Support Coordination

We help you identify, coordinate, and access support services for Mental Illness and disability service providers on your or your loved one’s behalf.

Plan Management

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

Accommodation

Some patients benefit from supported independent living. 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 Mental Illness 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 Mental Illness Support.

Who Treats and Cares for Emotional or Mental Disorders?

A person with an emotional or mental disorder may not know they are living with an illness. Usually, they can be evaluated by a General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, or Psychologist and have their symptoms assessed. If warranted, a diagnosis can be made and treatment initiated under the respective diagnosing professional or treatment can be referred to another provider.

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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