Mike Harris - NDIS Registered Psychosocial Occupational Therapists

Mike Harris is an NDIS registered Psychosocial (mental health) Occupational Therapists that focuses on independent living skills. 

As an accredited Occupational Therapists (OT) that services Wangaratta, Albury/Wodonga, Shepparton, Yarrawonga and Benalla, Mike is interested in function and independence: “Currently, how does this person do things? How can I help them to do what they want to do more easily, practically and independently?” - Mike

NDIS specific Occupational Therapy (in this case psychosocial/mental health) is all about looking at the person, environment and daily activities (occupations). 

Mike Harris has 10 years of psychosocial experience to complete NDIS specific functional capacity assessments and offer interventions (work 1:1) regarding psychosocial (mental health), emotional regulation, cognitive (thinking/processing/planning), behavioural (though not registered under ‘Improved Relationships’), relationship/social dynamics and general function to address all of the above. 

Commonly treated conditions include:

  • High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) / Asperger’s Syndrome

  • Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disabilities

  • Psychosocial Disability

  • Mental Health (aka Mental Illness) inc. Depression, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, BiPolar and Schizophrenia

  • Cognitive and Neurological Conditions

Mike can help to identify interests and goals, manage daily routines at home and in the community, modify daily tasks to make them easier to perform, do a functional capacity assessment and advise about NDIS specific supports and strategies that will suit the NDIS participant’s needs.

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As the only exclusively NDIS focused and registered psychosocial Occupational Therapist (OT) within an hour of Wangaratta, Mike’s work is tailored to the NDIS and how it operates. Working with people across the lifespan, providing a range of supports and services to NDIS registered participants, including:

  • Functional Capacity Assessments (inc. reports)

  • ADL life skill development (self-care, domestic and community)

  • Preparing for and getting work or education

  • Social skills

  • Mental health (including behavioural and emotional supports)

This list is not exhaustive, and it may be better to get in touch with My Care Provider to discuss if our NDIS registered Occupational Therapy service suits you, given that you are based around: Wangaratta, Shepparton, Albury/Wodonga, Benalla, Yarrawonga or Cobram (North East Victoria).

Eligibility

We only see NDIS participants who’s diagnosis is primarily mental health, behaviour or cognitively (thinking) based. We do not see people who have complex physical needs (i.e. ramps, wheelchairs, AT) as this is the work of a physical Occupational Therapy service, which My Care Provider is not suited to offer.

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The NDIS is available to people under the age of 65. However, it may be available to those who turn 65 after having been approved as a participant in the scheme.

A good place to start is the NDIS Access Checklist, which can be accessed by clicking here. Alternatively, you can call the NDIS directly on 1800 800 110 or visit the NDIS website by clicking here.

Also, explore the links provided on the side-bar.

Refer to Mike; NDIS Registered Occupational Therapist

Once NDIS approved, most participants will work with an NDIS Planner and/or Local Area Coordinator to develop a support plan. Each participant develops an individualised plan that identifies the specific outcomes they wish to achieve, the disability supports that will be funded by the NDIS and other supports they require; often an Occupational Therapy functional capacity assessment can aid in this process of identifying other therapeutic or general support needs.

The NDIS is unique in that participants are now given choice and control over the supports that they receive. If funding for “Improved Daily Living” is included in the plan, then the person can be seen by Mike (and his team). The next step is to speak with My Care Provider to book an appointment.

Get In Touch

If you would like to work with Mike (NDIS registered Psychosocial Occupational Therapy) then please get in touch by calling 1300 998 774 or downloading a referral form, available by clicking (HERE)


Alternatively, you can complete the below contact form and we will be in touch.