This page contains links to resources for carers and family members of people with severe and persistant mental illness who may or may not be PIR or NDIS participants.
Resources for PIR staff can be found here (password protected)
The best place to find more information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme is on their website which has a section for People with Disabilities (including Psycho Social Disabilities - the new term for what used to be called mental health issues), and a section for participants. From an NDIS perspective, participants are people with disabilities who are eligible, or applying to be registarered NDIS. There are many useful links on this site, the main access ones are as follows:
The NDIS "Storefront" for Families and Carers is here - it contains a wealth of information about the NDIS and its rollout
The first stage of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) began in Tasmania on 1 July 2013 for young people, aged 15 to 24. Read about how you can access the NDIS in Tasmania.
From 1 July 2016, the NDIS will begin to roll out by age group over three years.
The NDIS is being introduced in stages because it’s a big change and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable.
Partners in Recovery is keen to hear stories from people with a lived experience of mental illness - or their carer. Tell us stories about trouble you have experienced getting a particular service - or when the service you experienced was not what you needed. All stories help us understand. Some stories are placed on our web page - they are anonymous - we change names, places and other identifying information to protect people's privacy. Click here to go to the Stories page
Also on this page are videos which highlight a range of issues that we have heard to date from participants and carers. Click here to go to videos