Watching the Tokyo Paralympics has reminded the community about the challenges that people with a disability face daily. Many of the athletes mention how important it is to have support around you.
It is estimated that around 18% of the population have a disability. However, discrimination and stigma continue to affect the people with a disability. From difficulty accessing appropriate care, to prejudice from others in everyday life, to bullying in schools and the workplace, living with a disability has many challenges. Our director, Jodie Brenton and head psychologist, Mary Magalotti strive to support those living with a disability by making service accessible and inclusive. If you or someone you love is affected by discrimination, it is important to remember that help and support are available.
The Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH) reports that 14% of people with a disability report experience discrimination – this increases to 20.4% for people aged 15 to 24. Living with a disability that causes discrimination can be highly stressful and emotionally exhausting, and the assistance of a professional counsellor can help you manage difficult feelings and situations, and provide advice when things are hard.
NDIS Counselling at Life Resolutions
Our Life Resolutions Founder and Director, Jodie Brenton, knows the importance of high-quality mental health support. Through our Life Resolutions NDIS counselling and mental health support service, we Australians from all walks of life with whatever they are facing.
Our experienced NDIS psychologists are available for NDIS claimable counselling at our Essendon psychology clinic, or through our telehealth services. Jodie Brenton is committed to ensuring mental health support is accessible to everyone. You can also read more about Jodie Brenton, the Life Resolutions team, and all the work we do to support Australians with disabilities by visiting us on our website.