Further Education for Allied Health Professionals

Working effectively in the NDIS: Mental Health

11 CPD Points


Course Details

Blended Learning

Module 1: Online
Module 2-5: Face to face

Course Duration

This is a one-day course with 4 hours of online modules to be completed prior.

CPD Points

11 CPD Points

Next course dates:

NSW: Sydney (Blacktown)

Friday 15th March 2024, 9-4 pm

Friday 29th November 2024, 9-4 pm

QLD: Brisbane

Friday 17th May 2024, 9-4 pm

VIC: melbourne

Friday 13th September 2024, 9-4 pm


Course Description

‘Working effectively in the NDIS: Mental Health’ was designed by our co-directors who have 20+ years combined experience working in the disability sector. Active Ability has successfully supported over 2,000 NDIS clients, and this NDIS mental health course has been designed to share that experience with you.

The “Working Effectively in the NDIS: Mental Health” course goes beyond basic familiarisation with the topic. It looks deeper into specific areas, focusing on equipping healthcare professionals working with NDIS participants with a primary disability or a mental illness, wanting improved independence, community participation and/or economic participation.

Woman doing exercise for Parkinson’s disease with help from an exercise physiologist

Who is this course for?

Any allied health professional, including exercise physiologists, physiotherapists and dietitians, who want to work effectively in the mental health and NDIS space to support their participants in achieving their NDIS goals.

Course Objectives

  • Equip participants with a strong foundation in mental health and its connection to the NDIS framework.
  • Enhance understanding of common mental health conditions NDIS providers will encounter when working with a person with a mental illness.
  • Develop practical skills to support participants in achieving their NDIS goals through care plans, safety and de-escalation strategies.
  • Foster effective collaboration among participants, mental health professionals, support workers, families, and other stakeholders involved in the NDIS journey.
  • Equip participants with the ability to write clear and concise reports for the NDIS, effectively communicating participant needs and progress.

Course Modules


An online module that will allow you to develop an understanding of the pathophysiology and key presentations of a range of mental disorders and diagnoses.


Key background information regarding mental health stigma, the Mental Health Act, diagnosing mental health problems, referral pathways for mental health care, and mental health services within the NDIS.


Examine the evidence concerning the impact of exercise and diet as an early intervention strategy on individuals with mental illness. Assess their effectiveness in improving the well-being of an individual with a mental health condition or based on evidence-based practice recommendations.


Key information relevant to successful intervention regarding safety, risk stratification, mental health assessments, de-escalation strategies, well-being planning and communication.


Review three to five case studies to develop your skills in assessment, intervention, and report writing for people dealing with mental illness, mental health issues, psychosocial disability, and the like.

Why trust us?

At Active Ability, we stand out as a leading national provider of exercise physiology, dietetic, and physiotherapy services within the NDIS space, with a strong commitment to supporting the disability community. Our presenters have over 20 years of combined experience in this field, ensuring that you receive expert guidance and insights.

Our core focus is to empower the disability community, and we believe that upskilling healthcare professionals in the NDIS space is integral to achieving this goal. By choosing our NDIS mental illness course, you can trust that you’re learning from professionals deeply invested in improving the quality of care and support within the disability community.

Work with us- Active Ability

We designed this, ensuring that it meets and exceeds industry standards. By choosing Active Ability, you’re choosing a trusted partner dedicated to enhancing your skills and knowledge in mental health support within the NDIS framework.

To learn more about our services, mission and values, read about us here.