In The Media | 26 May 2016

NDIS a `disaster’ for mental health, Geelong service provider says

THE NDIS is an unmitigated “disaster” for people with mental illness and governments will have blood on their hands if they roll out the current model nationally next year, ­according to a Geelong pilot provider.

Pathways chief executive Alyson Miller said her organisation — which supports 366 Geelong people with mental illness and employs 144 staff — was haemorrhaging money in the NDIS trial and could be forced to close by Christmas.

Pathways clients and staff have been briefed about the possible closure.

Ms Miller predicted other specialist mental health ser­vices across the country would find themselves in the same position.

Source: The Geelong Advertiser