More Than Just Care: Kangaroo Care’s Holistic Approach to ADHD

More Than Just Care: Kangaroo Care’s Holistic Approach to ADHD

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More Than Just Care: Kangaroo Care’s Holistic Approach to ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects individuals’ ability to concentrate, stay organized, and manage their impulses. The impact of ADHD on daily life can be significant, making it essential to have tailored support to manage the condition effectively. In Australia, about 2-6% of adults are believed to have ADHD. While many individuals manage their symptoms with social support and coping skills, certain others, particularly those who have a permanent disability or impairment, will require NDIS support. 

Kangaroo Care, a renowned NDIS provider, offers a range of services specifically designed to support individuals with psychosocial disabilities, including ADHD. With extensive experience in dual diagnosis support, Kangaroo Care provides comprehensive care to help individuals with ADHD lead fulfilling lives.

Understanding ADHD

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is characterized by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These symptoms can manifest in various ways, including difficulty staying focused, frequent daydreaming, fidgeting, and acting without thinking. The challenges faced by individuals with ADHD can affect their academic performance, work life, and personal relationships, making it crucial to have structured support and effective management strategies.


Since ADHD can be managed with medication and psychotherapy, the National Disability Insurance Scheme or NDIS does not include it in its list of approved disabilities. ADHD is not considered a permanent disability or impairment by NDIS. However, an individual can benefit from NDIS services as an ADHD patient, if they are already eligible for the NDIS scheme due to their permanent disability or impairment. 

Head here to learn if you are eligible for NDIS funding and support: NDIS eligibility

NDIS is a critical support system for Australians living with disabilities. It provides funding and resources to help individuals access the necessary services and support tailored to their needs. By choosing an NDIS provider, individuals benefit from a personalised care plan that addresses their unique challenges and goals. The NDIS aims to enhance the quality of life for individuals with permanent disabilities by offering comprehensive support that promotes independence and well-being.

Kangaroo Care’s Approach to ADHD 

Kangaroo Care stands out as a leading NDIS provider due to its dedicated approach to supporting individuals with psychosocial disabilities. The organisation recognizes the importance of tailored support plans that consider the unique needs of each individual. Kangaroo Care’s support staff, guided by our team of doctors and nurses, works closely with clients to develop personalised care plans. Our care plans focus on achieving specific goals, improving daily functioning, and enhancing overall quality of life. 

If you are an NDIS-eligible individual with ADHD, our support plans will provide you with the holistic care you need to live an independent and comfortable life. 

Key Services Offered by Kangaroo Care

Individuals with ADHD have their unique set of challenges. While some may experience mild symptoms, others may have to deal with more severe and debilitating conditions, requiring external support to ensure day-to-day functioning. In such cases, Kangaroo Care’s support staff, led by doctors and nurses, can provide tailored support plans. 

Recovery Coach for ADHD:
A Recovery Coach plays a vital role in the management of ADHD. Kangaroo Care’s Recovery Coaches are trained to assist individuals with mental health conditions that have had a significant impact on their lives for an extended period. These coaches work collaboratively with clients to develop coping strategies, set achievable goals, and navigate daily challenges. The support of a Recovery Coach empowers individuals with mental health issues to build resilience and achieve greater independence.

Mental Health Respite or Targeted Community Care:
Mental health respite provides individuals a temporary break from their usual environment, offering them an opportunity to recharge and reduce stress. Our community care initiatives are designed to promote social engagement, enhance life skills, and provide a sense of belonging, contributing to the overall well-being of individuals with mental health conditions.

Supported Independent Living:
Supported Independent Living (SIL) is a crucial service for individuals with complex mental health conditions who seek greater independence while still requiring some level of support. Kangaroo Care’s SIL services offer a structured living environment where individuals can receive assistance with daily tasks, medication management, and personal care. This supportive setting allows individuals to develop essential life skills, build confidence, and work towards their personal goals.

Clinical Services:
Kangaroo Care provides a range of clinical services to address the mental health needs of individuals. These services include comprehensive assessments, individualised care plans, and specialised therapies tailored to each client’s needs. The focus on complex mental health care ensures that individuals receive the appropriate medical and therapeutic support necessary for the effective management of their condition.

While an individual with ADHD may not always need specialised care plans, someone who has permanent disabilities could find managing symptoms of ADHD easier with a support system in place. At Kangaroo Care, our care plans focus on providing holistic care that empowers individuals to lead fulfilling and independent lives. 

If you or a loved one has ADHD or any other complex mental health issue or high-intensity support needs, contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in achieving your personal goals. Visit our website or call us at 07 3435 1548  to get started with Kangaroo Care’s comprehensive support services.

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