Specialist Updates

Why psychiatrists should support the NDIS

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has challenged me to re-evaluate my own long-held clinical apprehensions and biases and to begin to truly understand what disability philosophy and the NDIS means for our consumers. In my opinion and experience, the benefit to the mental health sector and the people we serve outweighs the often imagined risks held when the NDIS first came to town. As is often the case with change, the reality is far from the original misconception.