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Positive behaviour support (PBS) is an ethical and empathic approach to supporting individuals with behaviours of concern. All aspects of the individual, their environment and their support network are considered to provide a holistic assessment and intervention.  

Activ8 Mind is passionate about supporting individuals to improve their quality of life and achieve the goals that matter most to them. 

Positive Behaviour Support includes:
  • Comprehensive assessment of behaviours of concern and restrictive practices

  • Working with families, schools, support workers and allied health professionals

  • Development and implementation of a behaviour support plan

  • Supporting the individual to learn new skills and strategies

  • Providing family and staff training in behaviour support strategies  

  • Continued monitoring and support 




For further information about the service, please reach out to Activ8 Mind’s Lead PBS Practitioner, Imogen who will discuss needs and explain how this service model could suit your most complex participants .


What can I expect from PBS services?

PBS begins with an initial assessment where your behaviour support practitioner gets to know more about you, your behaviours and your goals. This may be done in one visit or multiple visits depending on your needs and goals. The practitioner will ask you questions and may get you to complete some questionnaires. They will also need to speak to the important people in your life such as your family, friends, staff and other supports.

Once the assessment is complete the practitioner will write a behaviour support plan. This will include information on how best to support you to achieve your goals. The practitioner will meet with you and your supports to explain the plan. After the behaviour support plan is complete the practitioner will advise you on how often they will need to see you for behaviour support sessions. This will be dependent on your needs and goals and may include regular ongoing visits or less frequent check ins.  

Who is PBS suitable for?

PBS is suitable for any person whose behaviours are presenting a barrier to them living the life they want to live and achieving their goals or whose behaviours place themselves or others at risk. A positive behaviour support approach can be effective for participants of all ages and abilities. If you think PBS may be a good fit for you or your loved ones, get in touch with us to learn more. 

What is a behaviour support plan?

A behaviour support plan is a document developed by a behaviour support practitioner following assessment of an individual’s behaviours, needs and goals. The behaviour support plan provides a clear outline of how best to support the person to stay safe and achieve their goals and can be used by everyone who is supporting the individual including family, friends, staff and allied health professionals. Writing a behaviour support plan is an NDIS requirement for PBS services so every participant who accesses PBS support will have a behaviour support plan developed. 

How often will I meet my behaviour support practitioner?

After the initial assessment your behaviour support practitioner will advise you of how often support sessions will be required. This will be dependent on your needs and goals and may include regular ongoing visits or less frequent check ins.

Can I get PBS supports if I don’t have Improved Relationships on my NDIS plan?

Unfortunately, Activ8 Mind can only provide PBS to participants with Improved Relationships funding. If you feel like PBS would be a good fit for your needs, or the needs of your loved one, discuss this with your LAC or NDIS planner.  

What are the costs?
  • Specialist Behavioural Intervention Support services are charged at the NDIS standard rate of $234.83 p/h (SA) and $214.41 p/h (VIC)

  • Behaviour Management Plan is charged at the NDIS standard rate of $193.99 p/h

What is the cancellation policy?

Activ8 Mind requests that you give 24 hours’ notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Sessions cancelled within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment time will incur a cancellation fee except in exceptional circumstances.

How do I make a booking?

If you contact us and leave a message we aim to get back to you either that day or the next business day. If you talk to reception, they can help you with any questions and make an appointment for a time that suits you. Follow the prompts below..

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How it works

2 practitioners will be appointed. During the initial meeting/ observation the participant will only be a charged for 1 practitioner attending. From there, service intervention will be provided by a mix of the 2 practitioners. Whomever is working at the time will charge the service. A lead practitioner will generally be responsible for guiding the strategy, assessment of data and corresponding reporting, while the secondary practitioner may action more of the F2F support and coaching.

Both practitioners are registered PBS practitioners with degree qualifications.

Our unique  PBS Dual Practitioner Service


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