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Case study: mental health services still struggling in the NDIS era

There is ongoing concern that certain mental health services are struggling to survive after their funding was shifted to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, despite being designed to serve a wider group than the 64,000 people with psychosocial disabilities thought to be eligible.

A recent case study produced by Canberra’s Woden Community Service shows the issue is far from resolved after years of discussion, debate, analysis and official advice. The article, published by the Sax Institute’s online journal, argues non-clinical mental health services sit awkwardly within the NDIS, due to their focus on recovery and rehabilitation, and have a bleak future if nothing changes.

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