With more than 2.2 million Australians diagnosed with a mental health condition, mental health OT services are in high demand.

Rising to meet that demand in Western Australia, LifeLift has expanded its mental health OT services to NDIS participants in Bunbury and surrounding areas, as well as across the Perth metropolitan area.

Our experienced, empathetic occupational therapists (OTs) are AHPRA and NDIS registered and focus on enhancing the quality of life, health and wellbeing of those they work with.

When mental health issues create a significant impact on a person’s life, it can lead to a disability. This is often referred to as a psychosocial disability and may allow a person to receive funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme to access the vital support they need.

What is psychosocial disability?

When a mental health issue is severe enough that it impacts a person’s social wellbeing and their ability to live life fully, it may be classified as a psychosocial disability.

Specifically, a psychosocial disability can make it difficult to participate in educational, job and training opportunities, may affect a person’s engagement in social and cultural experiences in their community, and negatively impact their ability to make plans, set goals and maintain positive relationships.

Some health conditions are more likely to lead to psychosocial disability.

These include:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Developmental trauma
  • Social phobia
  • Intellectual disability
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Agoraphobia
  • Schizophrenia & schizoaffective disorder
  • Dementia

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What are mental health OT services?

Occupational therapists may be best known for their work in helping people regain and improve their mobility and physical function, but they can also play a vital role in boosting mental health.

NDIS funding can be accessed for mental health OT services in recognition of how beneficial this support can be to those living with psychosocial disability.

LifeLift’s OTs blend occupational therapy techniques and tools with proven psychological interventions when delivering powerful mental health OT services to NDIS participants.

This practical approach focuses on supporting people to improve their ability to undertake meaningful every tasks through behaviour-centred interventions. The goal is to enhance wellbeing and improve mental health, as well build confidence and independence, which are essential at any stage in life.

Let us lift you up

At LifeLift, our occupational therapists are part of a larger allied health team, which includes psychologists and counsellors, who can also work to support you to meet your NDIS goals.

All our therapists are committed to delivering caring, person-centred care and can work with children and adults from a range of cultures and backgrounds.

As well as Bunbury, LifeLift’s mental health OT services are available in Millbridge, Eaton, Australind, Glen Iris, Dalyellup, South Bunbury, College Grove, Leschenault, East Bunbury, Carey Park, Davenport, Pelican Point, Vittoria, Ushers, Picton, Wollaston and Withers.

In Perth, we cover the entire metropolitan area.

Our NDIS certified OTs can carry out vital assessments and then create and implement customised, solution-focused programs to support the mental health of NDIS participants. This can be done at home, school, or in the workplace.

Have NDIS funding and want to arrange support?

Not sure if you’re eligible for NDIS funding for mental health OT services?

Contact us now. We’re ready to help give your life a lift.



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