Psychosocial NDIS Access Project

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN) have established the Psychosocial NDIS Access Project, in response to a confirmed need for support for persons experiencing severe mental health issues to test eligibility for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  

 The Psychosocial NDIS Access Project will assist individuals with a psychosocial disability to navigate the NDIS access and planning process and to test their eligibility for supports under the NDIS.  

The Psychosocial NDIS Access Project will run from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020, during which an evaluation will be undertaken to determine the ongoing need. 

This project is being delivered by Mission Australia. 

What can the program offer?

  • Assistance to gather supporting evidence and complete the Access Request Form and/or
  • Connect with health practitioners to collate supporting evidence
  • Act as a contact person for the NDIA
  • Follow-up with the NDIA on the status of the application 
  • Assistance to seek a review or re-test eligibility for supports should an ineligible decision be received.
  • The Psychosocial NDIS Access Project will not provide clinical care coordination or psychosocial support but will refer to external organisations if additional support is required. 

The Psychosocial NDIS Access Project is available for individuals who: 


  • Reside in the Central and Eastern Sydney PHN region  
  • Have a primary diagnosis of psychosocial disability with associated significant functional impairment
  • Are likely to be eligible for psychosocial support under the NDIS 
  • Are not a current client of the following programs: Partners in Recovery (PIR), Day to Day Living (D2DL) and Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) programs, which are now known as the Psychosocial Support Transition

How to access the service:


Anyone can make a referral to the Psychosocial NDIS Access Project via our online referral form. 

Please click here to make a referral. 

For more information about the Psychosocial NDIS Access Project please call 1800 317 526.