Between June 2013 and 2016, MHCC collaborated with the Mental Health Commission of NSW to undertake an NDIS trial, the NDIS Mental Health Analysis Partnership Project. The project focused on three communities in the Hunter New England Local Health District chosen to trial the NDIS: Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Maitland. The research and publications that resulted from this NDIS trial are freely available.
MHCC has developed a guidance document to support local communities in NSW in their readiness to enter the NDIS environment. The document is for use by organisations that provide services to people affected by mental health conditions; and their carers and families. It describes lessons learned from the NSW Hunter trial site to maximise readiness for opportunities presenting through the NDIS.