Mental Health NDIS Program: Carers, Families & the NDIS
Are you caring for a person with a mental illness? Do you want to know more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)? The program covers information the carer will need to be prepared for the NDIS with a mental health perspective.
Yarra Ranges Council and Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) in partnership with Carers Victoria are offering a four-part program for carers which aims to assist you to prepare for the NDIS.
When: Thursdays from 22 February 2018, 10am to 2pm (refreshments provided)
Where: Mount Evelyn Community House
50 Wray Crescent, Mount Evelyn
Session 1: Understanding the NDIS (Thursday 22 February 2018)
Carers will gain an understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the necessary steps to engage in the NDIS.
Session 2: Starting on the NDIS plan (Thursday 1 March 2018)
Carers will explore and build the necessary skills and knowledge which will help with pre-planning and to learn options of managing the plan with a person centred approach.
Session 3: Effectively engaging with the NDIS (Thursday 15 March 2018)
This session will explore supports options for a person with mental illness and the carer and learn about plan management options.
Session 4: Making your voice heard (Thursday 22 March 2018)
This session will provide carers with an overview of their prevailing rights and the rights of the person you care for, ways to advocate, and strategies to communicate effectively with professionals in the service sector.
RSVP by Monday 12 February 2018
Phone: VMCH - 1300 971 720