National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

  • NDIS is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.
  • It provides support to individuals under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with reasonable and necessary supports.
  • Support includes but is not limited to community involvement and therapy services.
  • The scheme is administered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
  • Discovering Strength is funded to provide support under Improved Daily Living.  Although we provide Behaviour Support we are not funded to write Behaviour Support Plans.
  • Participants need to be self-managed or have a plan manager.  We are NOT able to assist if you are NDIA managed.
  • Please refer to the NDIS Price Guide for budget considerations.
  • For more information about the NDIS visit

Medicare – Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative

  • Individuals are entitled to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions per calendar year.
  • An out of pocket fee applies. 
  • A referral is needed from your local GP or your Paediatrician.
  • Ask for a Mental Health Care Plan.

Medicare – Chronic Disease Management Initiative

  • Individuals are entitled to 5 individual sessions per calendar year.
  • An out of pocket fee applies.
  • A referral is needed from your local GP.
  • Ask for an Enhanced Primary Care Plan.

Victims of Crime, TAC, Worksafe

  • Discovering Strength will work with families that we already see if they have this funding.
  • Your therapist will discuss with you if you may be eligible for these funding streams.

Private Health Insurance

  • Some Private Health Insurance Providers offer rebates to customers who have Extra’s cover.
  • Check with your provider to find out if you are covered and if rebates apply.
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