Your NDIS expert


As far as I’m concerned, everyone could use a little armchair time. Managing emotions, making sense of loss, and coping through change is not a one-man (or woman) job. We’re just not wired that way. Armchair time with an expert can be even more helpful. Under the NDIS, a psychologist's job is to listen, problem-solve, and tackle challenges in a safe and productive way. And, oh boy, the benefits can be huge. I’m talking about improved mental health, greater resilience, and more confidence, just for starters.

Let's explore how psychology can align with NDIS goals for participants and their families:

1. Emotional Support: It's like having a chat with a good mate, only this one listens without any judgement whatsoever. They provide a safe space to express your feelings and concerns.

2. Managing Stress and Anxiety: Think of them as your personal toolbox provider, offering up strategies to keep you calm and centred when life gets a tad stormy.

3. Improving Mental Health: Whether you’re battling the blues or trying to shake off trauma, these folks are the mental health gurus offering the guidance to get you back on track.

4. Building Confidence: Envision a sideline cheerleader while you’re in the game of life, always there reminding you of your strengths.

5. Behavioural Strategies: They're basically your behavioural coach, plotting with you to make those positive life changes.

6. Communication Skills: Ever wished for a communication mentor? That’s them, right there, helping you connect better with the world around.

7. Coping with Change: Life tossed a curveball? These pros are your navigators, guiding you through unfamiliar terrains.

8. Problem Solving: It’s like teaming up with a buddy to tackle life’s puzzles, making them a tad bit more manageable.

9. Life Skills Training: Boosting those day-to-day skills, ensuring you’re equipped for the challenges life might throw.

10. Transition Support: As you hop from one life stage to another, they’re right there, smoothing the path.

11. Mindfulness and Relaxation: Envision having a zen guide, teaching you to find your calm amidst chaos.

12. Behavioural Management Plans: If things get a bit tricky on the behaviour front, they’ve got plans to steer the ship right.

13. Resilience Building: With them, it’s all about crafting that bounce-back attitude, ensuring you’re ready for life’s roller coasters.

14. Communication Support: Making words and gestures count, even when they aren’t spoken aloud.

15. Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence: Empowering you to stand tall, ensuring you see the best in yourself every day.

16. Goal Setting and Planning: Sketching out the roadmap, making those dreams a touch more tangible.

17. Conflict Resolution: Acting as your mediator, helping you to clear the air and build bridges.

Navigating the maze of emotions and behaviours isn't always straightforward. But with a psychologist by your side, the journey becomes a shared experience. They're there, not just as professionals, but as guides in this intricate dance of life. Under the NDIS, their support can reshape the narrative for many.

While I've put my heart into aligning these tips with your NDIS path, the road can have its twists. Remember, these are just suggestions. Dive in, explore, and find what truly works for you. Sending you all my best vibes!

You're the best judge of whether this service fits your child's goals or not.