I’ve been living with PTSD for quite a few years now, and while it hasn’t always been easy to manage on my own, having the support of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has helped me immensely.
My plan through NDIS included various services that would help me cope with the stress associated with my condition, from one-on-one counselling sessions to group activities and access to social programs. The help I’ve received from NDIS has enabled me to move forward with my life and gain more control over my day-to-day struggles.
Having an allocated budget for mental health services has allowed me to adapt them into my lifestyle, seeing as each individual will have different needs. I was also able to choose the professionals best suited to meet those needs, instead of relying on whatever options were closest or available at the time.
In addition, being able to arrange flexible schedules for meetings and other appointments was vital in facilitating a regular routine. I felt like having this freedom gave me so much more control over my mental health journey which in turn put me in a much healthier environment overall.
On top of all this, NDIS even granted me access to respite care when needed; something that I had never thought was possible prior to enrolling for the scheme. Now that I have access to periodic breaks throughout the week and month, it has made such a huge difference in managing any increased levels of anxiety without feeling overwhelmed or unsafe.
To anyone else out there struggling with PTSD and considering applying for NDIS: do not hesitate! It truly is an amazing program that puts individuals first and helps them regain some sense of self-empowerment along their journey towards recovery.