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. 

Eligibility requirements

  • Do you currently have an NDIS psychosocial disability plan?
  • Have you presented to the emergency department of a South Australian hospital in the last two years either to seek treatment for yourself or to seek treatment for someone you care for who has an NDIS psychosocial disability plan?

The research team is currently exploring what could be improved for you or the person you care for, in this context.  Our aim is to interview those who can say yes to the two questions above to understand your lived experience.

Contact details for more information or to register your interest

If you would like to know more, please contact:

phone: (08) 8302  1365 





This PhD project is funded by MIND Australia and reflects recommendations from the Diversity and Inclusion Framework and the Lived Experience Strategy. MIND Australia invests in research to develop practice that is evidence based.