Why are we

We don’t see everyone.

We only see clients that can benefit from our specialised service.

We listen. And learn what matters to our clients and make sure their voice is heard.

We design each client’s service considering their unique needs. We use the most up to date evidence based research, a range of globally recognised standardised assessments, and have a network of health professionals to consult and collaborate with based on the clients needs.


Staying Independent

Staying Independent is a Sydney based mobile occupational therapy service. We are an approved NDIS Provider, as well as offering a comprehensive service for private clients. As a mobile service we come to you, so no need to travel to appointments, particularly if mobility or transport is an issue. We also offer Telehealth services for rural and remote clients.

Staying Independent was founded by Kezia Tieck – a senior occupational therapist, having worked in acute hospital, sub-acute and community settings, as well as having a background in business and health management. This has proven invaluable having knowledge of both business and clinical perspectives – but still holding the value of individualised care at the forefront. Our conversations with new clients always begins with learning what matters most to them and what they hope to get out of the service.


Our practise specialises in supporting NDIS participants with a Psychosocial or Neurodiverse disability such as:

– Major Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders.

Neurodiverse – Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disabilities, and Epilepsy.

Often a psychosocial disability may not be the primary NDIS listed disability, but is causing significant distress in day to day life.

Our Private

Our private clients are often referred to us by a GP, specialist or family member due to a functional change, which is making day to day life harder to be at home or out in the community. Some reason for this might be:

  • Injury due to a fall
  • Recovery from a joint replacement
  • Aging of the mind and body
  • We also have a specialised Palliative Care home service


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