What do we mean by psychosocial disability? According to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability:
“Psychosocial disability mostly refers to the social and economic consequences related to a mental health condition. In other words, your ability to do things like earn money, buy things you need, have good friends or have a family of your own. It is used to describe the challenges, or limits, a person experiences in life that are related to their mental health condition. It sees these challenges and limits, or impairments, as disabilities that can affect a person’s ability to participate fully in life.”
(United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2006)
- At Enable, we recognise that people, may require psychosocial support at times in their lives in order to live lives that are more meaningful to them.
- The support clients receive from Enable is tailored to reflect the individual needs of a person and at that particular time in their lives. It is constantly reviewed in order to ensure that it continues to meet the person’s needs.
- If you have eligibility under the NDIS for any disability including psychosocial disability, then you can rest assured that Enable; as a long established provider of support to clients be it under the NDIS, the Department of Communities (Disability) or the Mental Health Commission; is well experienced in providing the highest standards of personal support in the home and community.
- For clients who have an association with clinical providers of mental health care, then Enable has a proven record of working in collaboration with a wide range of clinical services but with a focus on providing individualised person centred support to you our client to assist you to live a meaningful life on your recovery journey.