Worksheet - My Identity and keeping myself safe

Answering the following questions will give you the opportunity to think about and explore your identity before engaging with the NDIS.

You can use this worksheet in different ways. For example, you can enter text in the boxes. If you’d like to express yourself in another way, for example visually – then leave the box blank before printing it.

Speaking up for what you want can be challenging. You can use the IMHA self-advocacy model in combination with this worksheet to help you let people know what it is you want.

Use the print function to print this page or save it as a PDF. There is no option to send this information and it will not be saved by the website.

Please check the box next to any questions you would like to answer and a text box will appear.

Identity language and labels

Expressing yourself

It is your choice what aspects of your identity you choose to disclose and to whom.



Other resources

  • SuicideLine Victoria offers free counselling and support for people at risk of suicide and anyone experiencing mental health issues: 1300 651 251
  • Lifeline Australia offers a 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention service: 13 11 44
  • Phoenix Australia and the Blueknot Foundation provides information about trauma
  • Switchboard provides a peer driven support service for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer, asexual (LGBTIAQ+) community.
  • Kidshelpline provides a confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
  • 13YARN is a national crises support line for mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping. They offer a confidential one-on-one yarning opportunity with a Lifeline-trained Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Crises Supporter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Embrace Multicultural Mental Health provides access to resources, services and information in a culturally accessible format.

You can now print/save your information. If you have decided that the NDIS could be part of your life, you can take a look at the: