Health and Wellbeing

Tips and guides for taking care of your mental, psychical and emotional health when living a disability.

Diet and nutrition support through the NDIS

A healthy diet is essential for good nutrition, a strong immune system, energy levels and overall wellbeing. If you’re finding it difficult to prepare balanced meals, understand nutritional information, develop and maintain health eating habits, or navigate eating impairments, you may be eligible for support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Top healthy eating tips for people with disability

Making healthy food choices can sometimes be tricky whether you are living with a disability or not. Motivation and a lack of support are really common barriers for people when it comes to making and maintaining healthy lifestyle choices. Senior dietitian at NDIS-registered health and disability support organisation Kinela, Jamil Tuazon, shares how food choices can impact our overall wellbeing as well as her top tips for healthy eating.

Mental health and the NDIS

An estimated 600,000 Australians live with severe and persistent mental illness of which approximately 64,000 will be eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Taking care of your mental health when living with a disability

Living with a physical or intellectual disability can affect many parts of your overall wellbeing, and mental health is no exception. Your mind is a powerful tool, so taking care of your mental and emotional wellbeing is just as important as looking after your physical health by exercising and eating well.

Mind matters: Michael's* story

People with disability are at greater risk of developing a mental health condition than other members of their community and often find speaking out and seeking support difficult.

Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) Therapy

ABA therapy aims to improve social behaviour, communication and learning skills. It is currently considered an effective intervention for children with autism.

Feeling weightless in immersion therapy

Swimming has always been a favourite Australian past time for centuries. Now, the experience of weightless in water is being utilised for therapeutic purposes to bring joy to people living with disability.

Staying fit and active with a disability

Australians of all ages, including people with disability, are encouraged to be active to stay healthy. Here are some tips for exercising with a disability.