Mental health occupational therapy

A unique program that utilises qualified occupational therapists who specialise in mental health.

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Workplace-based return to work service

An outcome-focussed, collaborative approach to rehabilitation and return to work.

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Evidence-based pain education

Based on the neuroscience of pain, learn about the anatomy and physiology of pain and why we experience it.

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Customised workforce training

Mental health, resilience and workforce development training for individuals and organisations.

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  • nb&a rehab
  • Back on Track Mental Health Occupational Therapy
  • Freedom to Move - Pain education
  • Adjusting to Change - Developing resilience

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide consistent, quality services utilising strengths-based interventions to assist individuals to obtain optimum physical and mental health.

we maximise health – we restore function – we get people going again


Get On The Front Foot!

Need simple, easy-to-follow steps to influence outcomes?

This book provides practical steps on how to build rapport, listen effectively, ask the right questions and more - with immediate results. Read more here including a clip from Professor Sir Mansel Aylward talking about the book, a testimonial and, importantly, see how to get your copy.

Be amazed by what comes from being on the front foot!


Know what to do in a mental health crisis?

Mental Health First Aid will ensure you do.

This two-day training teaches you how to give first aid to an individual who is experiencing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. It is the initial assistance before medical treatment can be obtained. Learn how to help someone today - their life could depend on it!

Next course:

5 & 12 July 2017

Click here for more info and to register.


ALUCA gets on the front foot

The Australasian Life Underwriting and Claims Association Incorporated (ALUCA) invited Natalie Bottroff to present to the SA Committee in December. Natalie discussed the principles of influence as explained in her co-authored book On the Front Foot, and explained how to take immediate steps for successful outcomes.


Presentation by Natalie Bottroff at International Forum on Disability Management (IFDM) 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

When asked for her hopes for disability management, Natalie replied, 'My hopes for disability management are to engender an integrated approach, foster community acceptance and promote recognition of individuality'.

View Natalie's presentation slides here.

Save the date - 20 July 2017

SISA Conference

nb&a group are proud to again be a Silver Sponsor at the Self Insurers of South Australia 'Closing the Loop' Conference. Put it in your diary and we look forward to seeing you there!



Training with nb&a - information and upcoming sessions

How do you and your organisation manage mental health first aid? Are you aware of resilience training and the benefit to you and your organisation? Do you require manual handling or ergonomic training?

Training with nb&a provides you with an opportunity to invest in yourself and your workplace and build a corporate portfolio of mentally healthy, resilient and aware colleagues. Click here to find out more about our training including course overviews, dates and locations in Adelaide metro and regional SA.

Training can also be customised to your needs.


A question of change

Article by Doula Theodosi, Return to Work Consultant, nb&a group
Published via LinkedIn

Looking back at the article published on Influencing Return to Work (October 2015), we explored asking great questions and the reasons why this is important.

We also acknowledge that, as leaders and managers, we are developing and assisting people to be the best they can be in their practice to achieve return to work outcomes.

Our position is often underpinned by the habits and patterns of behaviour we adopt, where sometimes we associate our success with habits that don’t necessarily work well. We become very comfortable with what we know and do in practice. At times, this prevents us from driving our own continuous improvement and assisting others to do the same, and compromises our potential.

Read the full article here.

Natalie Bottroff joins Personal Injury Management Advisory Group

The role of the advisory group is to provide advice and input into the review and revision of learning resources and assessment activities that have been developed for delivery and assessment of the Certificate IV in Personal Injury Management and the Diploma of Personal Injury and Disability Insurance Management and to ensure they address both workers' compensation and compulsory third party competencies.

Natalie was pleased to be invited to join the advisory group and aims to assist the group to continue to deliver a valuable and important service to the highest standard.

Personal Injury Education Foundation courses:


Hutt St Centre - A place of change, choice and opportunity

As part of our social responsibility to the community, nb&a recently provided meals for a day at Hutt St Centre. This meant 200 people experiencing homelessness were given filling, tasty and nutritious meals in a safe and welcoming environment. Natalie Bottroff was humbled to be invovled in preparing and serving the meals and supporting those in need.

Welcome new staff member

Alicia Prior
Return to Work Consultant

Having dedicated the past 13 years to providing rehabilitation and injury management services to clients, Alicia is experienced and committed to working with individuals for the safest and most suitable return to work. Alicia excels in delivering exceptional service to all clients - the usual way of working at nb&a!

Read about Alicia here.


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