About My Allied Health Space
This Easy Read website is for people with disability and complex support needs, friends, family or carers.
People can need support for different things, such as:
- physical health problems
- mental health problems
- problems finding and keeping a job
- problems with the law
- problems finding a home to live in
- problems with using alcohol or drugs
- problems with family or other relationships
- problems being able to take part in the community
- not enough money to live well
- trauma – something bad that happens to you that can make you feel:
If a person needs support with 2 or more things from this list, we say they have complex support needs.
Monash University worked with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants to make this Easy Read website.
The NDIS is a way of providing supports and services to people with disability around Australia.
People who can use the NDIS are called participants.
We made the website for:
- people with disability
- people with complex support needs
We made it to give people:
- checklists to help choose the right support for them
- accessible information.
When information is accessible, it is easy for everyone to:
We have written some words in bold on this website.
This means the letters are thicker and darker.
When you see a word that is bold, it means we have explained what that word means.
The Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) helped us make this website.
The website is called My Allied Health Space.
It is about allied health.
Allied health includes supports you can get to:
- make and keep you healthy
- build the skills you need to do more things for yourself
- reach your goals
- make changes to your home so you can keep living there
- receive assistive technology.
Assistive technology can:
- make it easier to do things
- keep you safe.
Assistive technology might be:
- an aid or piece of equipment
- a system to use.
We call people who provide these supports and services allied health workers.
You can find allied health workers in places like:
- community health centres.
Allied health does not include care from doctors, nurses or dentists.
We talk about allied health workers in more detail on the ‘Allied Health Supports’ page of this website.