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Disability services and allied healthcare

Allied health practitioners are healthcare professionals who can help you take care of your physical or mental health.

Read below about the allied health practitioners, who work with people with disabilities, and the services they give. If you or someone you care for is with disability, learn how the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIS) can help to support your access to these professionals and services.

Counsellors and counselling

If you are having difficulties in life, talking to a counsellor can help. Counsellors work in many areas, such as mental health, to provide advice.

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy (talk therapy) that helps a person to identify and change thinking habits.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy can help if you are having difficulty with everyday tasks, the tasks that occupy you. Learn more about what it can do for you.


Paediatricians diagnose, treat and provide care for babies, kids and teenagers; including illnesses and physical, mental and behavioural development.


Physiotherapy can help treat a range of health problems. Learn about what physiotherapists do, the conditions they treat and how they can help you.

The role of a podiatrist

Podiatrists are foot and ankle experts who help prevent and treat various conditions. Learn about what a podiatrist does and how to find one.

Psychiatrists and psychologists

A psychiatrist is a doctor who has done extra medical training to become a specialist in mental health. Learn about how they can help you.


Psychotherapy is a group of therapies to help someone change thinking patterns and improve their coping skills. Explore the types and benefits.

Social workers

Social workers can help if you have problems with your health, finances or living situation. Find out how a social worker may be able to help you.

Speech pathology

Speech pathologists help people with communication and swallowing problems. Learn more about speech pathologists, what they do and how they can help.

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