Tracking transitions of people from PIR, PHaMs and D2DL into the NDIS – Interim Report

Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) and the University have today released the phase 2 report on the Commonwealth Mental Health Programs Monitoring project. The project is tracking the transition of people from national mental health programs –  Partners in Recovery (PIR), Personal Helpers and Mentors(PHaMS) and Support for Day to Day Living (D2DL). It is driven by the need for a comprehensive national dataset to help to clarify the rates and actual numbers of people who have, and have not, successfully transitioned from these programs into the NDIS. 31 organisations across the country provided data on 61 PIR, PHaMs or D2DL programs, contributing to the ability to collectively create a robust national ‘picture’. Thank you to the organisations who participated in the report – the findings  would not have been possible without you. The report shows that 50% of people currently utilising PIR, PHaMs and D2DL national programs have not yet applied for the NDIS. More worryingly only half of those who have applied have been deemed eligible to enter the NDIS. The report highlights the significant concerns regarding the barriers and hurdles for people with a psychosocial disability and the NDIS, including a higher than expected rate of people who are deemed ineligible.

The full report can be found here