NDIS Mental Health Support Workers

What are Mental Health Support Workers?

Mental health support workers are an essential part of the NDIS support system as they can provide a range of services to help NDIS participants manage their mental health challenges.They provide essential care and support to NDIS participants with psychosocial disability.
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What is psychosocial disability

What is psychosocial disability?

A psychosocial disability is a mental health condition that limits an individual’s ability to participate in society both socially and psychologically. These disabilities can lead to limited opportunities for education, housing and employment and can have serious effects on the participant’s daily life. For those with a psychosocial disability, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may be able to provide support services or financial assistance.

How can Mental Health Support Workers help?

Emotional support and assistance

One of the main roles of mental health support workers is to provide emotional support and assistance to NDIS participants. Many people with mental health issues can feel isolated, overwhelmed, and helpless, and it’s crucial to have someone to talk to and lean on during these times. Mental health support workers can offer coping strategies, and provide a safe and supportive environment for NDIS participants to express themselves.

Assistance with daily living activities

Another essential service that mental health support workers can provide is practical assistance with daily living activities. People with mental health issues can find it challenging to manage their day-to-day activities, such as cooking, cleaning, and personal hygiene. Mental health support workers can assist with these activities, ensuring that NDIS participants can maintain their independence and live comfortably.

They can also help with:

Formulating a recovery plan with the participant
Providing community access and reducing social isolation
Encouraging physical activity, walking and going to the gym
Providing support with shopping and attending medical appointments
Capacity building by educating participants and mentoring them
Keeping the house clean
Meal planning and grocery shopping
Paying bills
Personal care and grooming

Medication management

Mental health support workers can also help NDIS participants with their medication management. Many people with mental health issues need to take medication to manage their symptoms, and it is essential to take the right medication at the right time. Mental health support workers can provide reminders, monitor medication compliance, and liaise with healthcare providers to ensure that NDIS participants are getting the right medication.

Connect with support services

Mental health support workers can connect NDIS participants with other support services and resources. They can also provide referrals and assist with the coordination of care. As mental health issues can be complex, it is often helpful to have access to a range of services and resources that can help manage symptoms and promote recovery.

How are Astute Living Care’s mental health support workers different?

Our support workers are not just general support workers,they specialize and are passionate about working with participants with a psychosocial disability.
Astute Living Care offers free meet and greet for participants, this ensures that participants get choice and control over who they work with.

All our support workers have:

  • A combination of professional and life experiences
  • Mental health training and regular supervision
  • Mental health first aid training
  • Ongoing professional development
  • An understanding of how to use strength-based support with clients
  • The ability to work within the recovery framework to achieve great outcomes for participants
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