How Stigma Impacts Mental Health – NDIS Therapy and Support
Even though nearly 20% of Australians live with a disability, discrimination continues to dramatically affect both individuals and society. From care and support that is not accessible, to prejudice in the schools and workplace, to bullying in stores and venues, living with a disability can be a minefield of discrimination and bias.
If you or someone you love has been impacted by disability-based discrimination, you may want to seek additional emotional support. At Life Resolutions, we offer compassionate NDIS mental health support with an experienced psychologist to help you or your loved one manage.
How Discrimination Impacts Australians with a Disability
Even though discrimination based on disability is illegal in Australia, many individuals with disabilities continue to experience the harmful effect of discrimination, bias, and stereotypes. A study from The Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH) found that 14% of Australians reported experiencing disability-based discrimination in the past year, while the figure was 20% for people aged 15 – 24.
The CRE-DH study also indicated a connection between disability-based discrimination and lowered health outcomes – both mental and physical health are likely to be impacted. As discrimination can be an obstacle to seeking work and study, those with a disability often face additional social and economic disadvantage. Australians who live with a disability are not just more likely to experience mental health conditions, but also less likely to receive accessible support.
The everyday challenges of discrimination and stigma can be difficult and confronting to deal with. The support of a NDIS counsellor can assist individuals in their journey towards wellness, happiness, and independence.
Life Resolutions – NDIS Psychologists Essendon
Jodie Brenton, our hardworking Life Resolutions Founder and Director, is a firm believer in high-quality mental health care for all Australians. With our NDIS psychology and mental health support service, we aim to raise the bar for quality in NDIS funded psychology and care.
If you or someone you love needs mental health support, you can visit us at our Life Resolutions Essendon counselling centre, or talk to a counsellor online via our telehealth services. Jodie and the Life Resolutions team know that accessibility is so important for those with disabilities, so our Life Resolutions psychologists are happy to support you from home.
If you would like to make an appointment with one of our experienced psychologists, please chat to our Life Resolutions team. You can also head to our website for information on our Director, Jodie Brenton, our dedicated Life Resolutions team, and our NDIS psychology services and support.