NDIS AND MENTAL HEALTH:
THE NATIONAL PICTURE
18 MARCH 2014
Mental Health Council of Australia
Where are we at?
•  Many unanswered questions
•  Only one launch site actively transitioning
mental health clients
•  Fund...
What do we need to avoid?
What do we need to avoid?
Computer says no.
Key challenges
Key challenges
•  Permanency of impairment
Key challenges
•  Permanency of impairment
•  In-scope programs and services
Key challenges
•  Permanency of impairment
•  In-scope programs and services
•  Early intervention
Key challenges
•  Permanency of impairment
•  In-scope programs and services
•  Early intervention
•  Episodic need
Key challenges
•  Permanency of impairment
•  In-scope programs and services
•  Early intervention
•  Episodic need
•  Imp...
A path forward
A path forward
1.  Quarantine funding for mental
health/psychosocial disability
($2.1 billion for Tier 3 and Tier 2)
A path forward
1.  Quarantine funding for mental
health/psychosocial disability
($2.1 billion for Tier 3 and Tier 2)
2.  U...
A path forward
3.  Continue funding in-scope
services for three years
A path forward
3.  Continue funding in-scope
services for three years
4.  Tier 2 services to be block-funded
A path forward
3.  Continue funding in-scope
services for three years
4.  Tier 2 services to be block-funded
5.  Re-align ...
A path forward
6.  Extensive consultation and
targeted research
A path forward
6.  Extensive consultation and
targeted research
7.  Establishing formal consultation
processes with non-go...
Get involved
www.mhca.org.au
•  Proposal to NDIA
•  Policy position paper
•  MHCA capacity building project
Contact us at ...
NDIS AND MENTAL HEALTH:
THE NATIONAL PICTURE
18 MARCH 2014
Mental Health Council of Australia
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Josh Fear, Mental Health Council Australia - Bridging the Disability and Mental Health Divide: Provisioning NDIS for the Mental Health Sector

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Josh Fear, Director, Policy and Projects, Mental Health Council Australia delivered this presentation at the 5th Annual National Disability Summit 2014. Examining the theme of “Ensuring Sustainable & Successful Disability Reform through the NDIS”, I am proud to present a diverse program showcasing insights and case studies from individuals across the entire Disability Sector to give a realistic and insightful overview of the NDIS rollout to date, and recommendations for moving forward successfully

For more information, please visit https://www.communitycareconferences.com.au/nationaldisabilitysummit14

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Josh Fear, Mental Health Council Australia - Bridging the Disability and Mental Health Divide: Provisioning NDIS for the Mental Health Sector

  1. 1. NDIS AND MENTAL HEALTH: THE NATIONAL PICTURE 18 MARCH 2014 Mental Health Council of Australia
  2. 2. Where are we at? •  Many unanswered questions •  Only one launch site actively transitioning mental health clients •  Fundamental policy concerns •  Major implementation challenges
  3. 3. What do we need to avoid?
  4. 4. What do we need to avoid? Computer says no.
  5. 5. Key challenges
  6. 6. Key challenges •  Permanency of impairment
  7. 7. Key challenges •  Permanency of impairment •  In-scope programs and services
  8. 8. Key challenges •  Permanency of impairment •  In-scope programs and services •  Early intervention
  9. 9. Key challenges •  Permanency of impairment •  In-scope programs and services •  Early intervention •  Episodic need
  10. 10. Key challenges •  Permanency of impairment •  In-scope programs and services •  Early intervention •  Episodic need •  Implications for: •  Service quality •  Service access •  Financial sustainability •  Links to other systems
  11. 11. A path forward
  12. 12. A path forward 1.  Quarantine funding for mental health/psychosocial disability ($2.1 billion for Tier 3 and Tier 2)
  13. 13. A path forward 1.  Quarantine funding for mental health/psychosocial disability ($2.1 billion for Tier 3 and Tier 2) 2.  Use evidence to better describe the target population for Tier 3
  14. 14. A path forward 3.  Continue funding in-scope services for three years
  15. 15. A path forward 3.  Continue funding in-scope services for three years 4.  Tier 2 services to be block-funded
  16. 16. A path forward 3.  Continue funding in-scope services for three years 4.  Tier 2 services to be block-funded 5.  Re-align assessment and planning processes for Tier 3 participants
  17. 17. A path forward 6.  Extensive consultation and targeted research
  18. 18. A path forward 6.  Extensive consultation and targeted research 7.  Establishing formal consultation processes with non-government stakeholders
  19. 19. Get involved www.mhca.org.au •  Proposal to NDIA •  Policy position paper •  MHCA capacity building project Contact us at ndis@mhca.org.au
  20. 20. NDIS AND MENTAL HEALTH: THE NATIONAL PICTURE 18 MARCH 2014 Mental Health Council of Australia

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