NDIS and the lived experience of psychosocial disability for people presenting to the emergency department

About the study

Psychosocial disability has been included in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) since its inception, yet many of the fundamental design features of the scheme were developed without a focus on people with a psychosocial disability.  At times people with a psychosocial disability may become unwell and need emergency care.  How this affects their NDIS plan and continuity of care is the aim of this research. The research team is currently exploring what could be improved for people who with a psychosocial disability NDIS plan and who present to the emergency department.  This section of the research focusses on those that provide care as a support coordinator, support worker, coach, peer worker or paid care. Please see attached poster

Eligibility requirements

  • Are you a support coordinator, support worker, coach, peer worker or in paid employment assisting those with a PSD NDIS plan?
  • Have any of your clients presented to the emergency department in the last two years?

Focus Groups are being conducted on Wednesday 22nd June 2022 10 – 11.30 am; Wednesday 22nd June 2022 1 – 2.30 pm; Wednesday 29th June 2022 10 – 11.30 am; Wednesday 13th July   2022 10 – 11.30 am.

Contact details

For more information please download our flyer (170kb) or to register your interest, please contact:

Phone: (08) 8302  1365
Email: unisa.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au     

This project has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee: Ethics Protocol 203626 Version 3.0 14/2/2022