PTSD NDIS Care & Support Specialists - Maple Community Services


Disability Support & Care Services

PTSD Care & Support

Maple Community Services prioritises getting to know you in order to identify and achieve your goals. We help you set a course for greater independence with reliable support. There is no better NDIS provider than Maple Community Services for PTSD support.

People living with PTSD may experience significant distress or impairing dysfunction from their illness. If you or a loved one are affected by prolonged or disabling PTSD, our PTSD Support Specialists are highly skilled and trained to provide the expert assistance you need to live your life to the fullest.

Our extensive experience, capacity for 24/7 support, and strong community spirit set us apart when it comes to PTSD support services. Our pervading family values and friendly specialists give you and your loved ones peace of mind and exceptional support to pursue a happy, fulfilling, and independent life.

Introduction to PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a serious mental health condition that can severely impact a person’s day to day functioning and quality of life. Some examples of trauma that can result in PTSD include the death of a loved one; physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; near-death experiences; severe illness; witnessing a traumatic death or accident; wartime environments; or other possible traumatising events.

Maple Community Services is well situated to assist patients with PTSD in order to help them manage any disabilities they live with and improve their functional, mental, and emotional well-being.

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PTSD Information

People who have experienced a trauma in their lives may have recurring symptoms following the trauma that can include intrusive thoughts or memories, irritability, guilt, panic attacks, nightmares, hallucinations, anxiety, depression, physical symptoms, or other distressing reactions. When these symptoms persist for more than a month, the patient is considered to have PTSD. Within the first month following the inciting event, patients with these symptoms are considered to have Acute Stress Disorder.

When a patient is diagnosed with Acute Stress Disorder or PTSD, it’s important that they receive appropriate treatment to manage their illness and prevent long-lasting symptoms. Treatment for either disorder most commonly includes trauma-focused behavioral therapy, though medications may also be used in the treatment regimen for people who experience more severe symptoms or other related conditions.

Why Choose Maple for PTSD Support?

At Maple Community Services, we focus on building strong relationships with each and every client that walks through our doors, providing them with the tools, supports, and access to services that will enable them to live independently.

Our priority is matching you with a like-minded Support Worker, someone who speaks your language, understands your goals, and is committed to ensuring you have all the necessary support you need to live your life to the fullest.

People choose Maple because we care. We are a group of professionals from all walks of life who want to make a difference in yours. Commonly a high percentage of Maple clients as well as our Support Workers come from Culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. You can see testimonials from other participants on our community page.

The Maple Family will work with you to create a personalised approach to your support schedule and roll out. We will continually review and recommend support updates, playing a pivotal role in ensuring the support you receive are optimal for you to achieve your personal, social, and emotional wellbeing goals.

We are renowned for our extremely fast turnaround and approval times for Referrals. Please reach out to us for help with your SIL, Core Support, Plan Management, and Support Coordination Referral.

What Does Our PTSD Support Involve?

We have four major categories of PTSD support services. Each category of PTSD support contributes to your overall well-being and expands personal options to live a life that is most fulfilling.

By providing each of these elements, we help you set a course for greater independence with reliable support.

Types of PTSD Support Services

Our team works one on one with you to help you with day-to-day activities, connect you with high quality treatment and therapy services, and, if indicated, we can guide and support you through social interactions.

Our support includes a full range of different services for you to determine which will best suit you. Options include any or all of the following:

Is PTSD Covered by the NDIS?

If you suffer from a long term disability resulting from a mental health condition, also known as a Psychosocial Disability or PSD, it is covered under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and you may be eligible for funding to avail of our support services.

It is estimated that 3 million people in Australia suffer with mild to moderate mental health issues and around 700,000 people have severe and persistent mental health illnesses that demonstrate complex needs and thus require support due to their disability.

At Maple Community Services, we’ll walk you through the assessment process to see if you qualify for NDIS PTSD benefits. If you or your loved one meets the criteria, we can help facilitate the process and have the full capacity to provide any support services you need.

To become an NDIS participant, you need to provide evidence of your mental health condition but a specific diagnosis is not required. NDIS support is contingent on how the condition impacts you and your daily activities, rather than the diagnosis itself, and that’s where our PTSD Specialists can help you.

What Can NDIS Fund for PTSD?

The NDIS aims to provide better access to high quality, personalised, and innovative supports and services to enhance the independence and social and economic participation of people with disabilities and their carers.

The NDIS funds several critical services for people with PTSD. These include personal care support, community access support, nutritional support, skill development, transport, household tasks and behavioural support. Plan Management and Support Coordination Funding are almost always offered to NDIS Participants when they receive their plan. The types and amounts of funding available are dependent on the level of disability. By partnering with Maple Community Services, together, we can help you identify your needs and cater a support plan that provides the specific services you need, enabling you to lead a fulfilling life.

How do you care for someone with PTSD?

The best way to provide support to people living with PTSD is to learn about the illness, the symptoms, the treatment options and course, and the specific needs of your loved one. In doing so, you can learn to spot and prevent triggers, help your loved one cope with their symptoms, and provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and patient space for them to heal.

What is the Most Effective Treatment for PTSD?

Behavioural therapy, particularly Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy, is seen as the most effective treatment for people living with PTSD. The therapy helps people process the event they experienced and their physical, mental, and emotional responses to it.

There is no cure for PTSD, but patients can recover with appropriate support. Medications are often only used to help manage a person’s symptoms rather than as a treatment option.

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Skills & Qualifications of our PTSD Support Workers

Our Support Workers for PTSD have studied and trained diligently to understand and respond to the needs of people with PTSD. You can feel confident and at ease with our PTSD Support Workers’ exceptional skills and qualifications. We pride ourselves on our years of experience providing PTSD support.

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The Maple Commitment

Here at Maple, we are committed to achieving your goals! Providing Support is the backbone of our purpose, we listen and act in realtime, and we empower our community through equal opportunities. It is our focus on building relationships with each and every one of our individuals, that sets us apart from the rest.

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