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Easy Read: NMHCCF Position Statement on Psychosocial Disability

19 April 2024
Easy Read: NMHCCF Position Statement on Psychosocial Disability

About this Statement

This statement is by the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum. We are called the NMHCCF for short.

In this statement we share our ideas about psychosocial disability.

We explain:

  • what some problems are,
  • what NDIS can do better.

This is an Easy Read summary. It explains the main ideas.

Psychosocial Disability

Psychosocial disability is when a person has a disability because of their mental health.

It can affect a person’s ability to:

  • do everyday activities,
  • think clearly,
  • stay healthy,
  • manage feelings,
  • get along with other people.

Psychosocial disability can be very serious for some people:

  • It can make their mental health worse.
  • They can feel alone in their community.
  • They might have problems with work and money.
  • They might not have a home.
  • They can be treated badly by other people.

This can make life very hard:

  • for the person,
  • for their families and carers.

It affects our society too. It costs money and time to support people in a crisis.