Those with a psychosocial disability are having significant difficulty accessing the scheme, University of Sydney study finds

The national disability insurance scheme is failing those with severe mental health problems and risks creating significant gaps in support services, a new report warns.

The University of Sydney report, titled Mind the Gap, warns problems with the NDIS’s handling of serious mental health issues could leave many without proper support.

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Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder; it is the "psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment".