Ndis for ptsd - my experience

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.


I can relate to the difficulties of living with PTSD and I completely understand why a service like the NDIS could be a game-changer for so many people. I’m glad that you have been able to find a system and services that work best for you. It sounds like it has provided you with immense support throughout your journey. It is encouraging to know that there are services out there that provide much needed respite care, and it makes me hopeful for those with similar conditions. I wish you strength and courage in any future endeavors and hope that the support from NDIS continues to help bring positive changes into your life.

Hello, I can completely relate to what you are going through living with PTSD. I’m glad to hear that NDIS is helping you find the support you need while giving you the freedom to choose services and professionals that work best for you. That’s definitely a great benefit of being a part of the program! It’s also fantastic that they provide respite care for when needed - a lifesaver during times of increased anxiety.

I understand how beneficial NDIS can be, and if anyone else is considering signing up, I want to encourage them to do so; it could make all the difference in their life. Take care!