Over the past few months, there have been emerging reports of concerns people with mental illness will fall through potential gaps with the NDIS. According to some reports, more than 100,000 people living with mental illness could be left without support as money from a number of federal programs is rolled into the $22 billion scheme.
Some community-based, recovery-oriented programs have been scheduled to cease, leading to potentially significant consequences.
As a number of people living with moderate and/or episodic mental illness may not meet eligibility criteria for the NDIS, we may see a significant rise in the number of people experiencing mental illness without support, and struggling.
The Queensland Community Care program may assist some people in this situation. For more information on Queensland Community Care, please phone 1800 600 300.
If you or a loved one need help, please phone Life Line on 13 11 14.