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Introduction to Psychosocial Disability

eLearning35 mins
Updated Feb 21, 2024

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Psychosocial disability makes up a large cohort within the NDIS, yet it’s largely misunderstood. This eLearning is the first step to greater understanding.

Why take this course?

Psychosocial disability is defined as a disability that may arise from a mental health issue. A broad definition – yet it’s still one of the most misunderstood disabilities, with many participants experiencing stigmatisation and discrimination due to a lack of education. What’s more, people with psychosocial disability are the third largest cohort to access the NDIS.

This eLearning will give you the information and tips on how to provide best practice supports for participants living with a psychosocial disability. We’ll separate facts from myths and share the unique challenges people with psychosocial disability face in society. The result? You can approach your role with more empathy, understanding and motivation.

What you’ll gain

Across 35 minutes, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of this large cohort within the NDIS so you can empower individuals living with a psychosocial disability.

We’ll dive into:

  • How can a psychosocial disability impact a person's daily life?

  • What are the common myths about psychosocial disability and mental health?

  • The bigger picture: how does psychosocial disability fit into the NDIS?

  • Respectful and inclusive language – how can it lead to better outcomes and promote recovery?

  • What is personal recovery and recovery-orientated practice?

  • What is trauma-informed care?

Who’s it for?

  • Support Workers

  • Frontline Leaders

  • Allied Health Professionals

  • Support Coordinators

What’s included?

  • 35 minute eLearning

  • Certificate of completion