There is never a dull moment at nb&a. Here's a taste of what we have been up to recently.

Ross Mulcahy and Natalija Duric

Welcome Ross and Natalija

We are pleased to announce two new staff members have joined the team at nb&a: Mental Health Coach and Consultant Ross Mulcahy and Recovery and RTW Consultant Natalija Duric. Both Ross and Natalija bring extensive training and impressive knowledge and skills to their roles and look forward to working with our clients. Read about Ross and Natalija in their profiles.

Professor Sir Mansel Aylward CB

Vale Sir Mansel Aylward

Sir Mansel's life's work focus was that 'work is good for your health.' At nb&a, we will keep his banner flying high. Read about Sir Mansel, his work and a message from Natalie Bottroff.

Lauren Wood and Della James

Administrative Professionals Day

Friday 3 May was Administrative Professionals Day in Australia, and Lauren Wood and Della James were invited to attend an exclusive event to celebrate. Hosted by AEAIN (Adelaide Executive Assistant Influencer Network) and held at Hotel Alba, this networking event was a perfect opportunity for Lauren and Della to share insights and build valuable connections.

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New services

Now available: Adult ADHD Individual and Workplace Support to assist adults with ADHD and ASD in managing their mental health, as well as for employers managing this in the workplace, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Workshops, a practical tool used to help teams to improve how they work together.

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Young Blood podcast

nb&a group are pleased to sponsor an episode of Young Blood - Men's Mental Health, a volunteer podcast for young men's mental health. Read the overview here and check out the podcast.

Gemma Watkins

Welcome Gemma

We are very pleased to welcome Gemma Watkins to our team. Gemma seamlessly combines her calm and caring disposition with her clinical proficiency to elevate her clients' wellbeing and attain exceptional outcomes. Read about Gemma in her profile.

Teenage girl

Thanks Glen Waverley Secondary College

Thank you to Glen Waverley Secondary College for hosting Natalie to deliver Teen Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) to the Years 10 and 11 students. Natalie really enjoyed engaging with the students and delivering this vital training. Learn more about Adult, Youth and Teen MHFA.

Kate Collins, Sam James

Staff update + new opening

We are pleased to announce two staff role changes as well as invite applications for the newly created role of Workforce Leader, Pre Injury. Read more about these exciting updates.

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TEEN Mental Health First Aid

Natalie Bottroff is pleased to add Teen Mental Health First Aid to her MHFA licences, teaching high school students how to provide mental health first aid to their friends. Read a course overview and see our upcoming courses.

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The team at nb&a support local charities to raise much needed funds and awareness of the issues people are facing in South Australia.

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Articles by Natalie Bottroff

We like to keep you up to date with what's happening in our industry and also provide you with practical, relevant and useful information. Natalie writes articles from time to time and we will provide links to them here. Check in occasionally and see what's making news.

Mental Health Month - October 2023 Calendar - Mental Health Australia

Mental health for October 2023

Mental health can display itself in a variety of ways and each person is different. Having a simple conversation about someone’s wellbeing can make a big difference. Take care of you, so you can support someone who may be in need. Here are some tips and a roadmap not only for Mental Health Month of October, but also to keep your own mental health in top shape.

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SISA Forum August 2023

nb&a group look forward to hosting the full and associate members at the SISA Forum on Friday, 11 August 2023.

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Professional development with Momenta HQ

Each year, we renew our commitment to professional development. In 2022, this meant monthly group coaching conversations overseen by Carolyn Mounce and Dr Paul Pers of Momenta HQ.

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Blended Online MHFA Community

MHFA's 100% online accredited course. While we love face-to-face delivery, the online course has provided an excellent way to continue to upskill.

Partnering with Sport SA for Mental Health training

Partnering with Sport SA

We are delighted to be partnering with Sport SA to be part of delivering Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Awareness to its members in 2022 and 2023.

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Speaking engagements and presentations

nb&a group have been invited to present on our programs at various conferences and meetings including the International Forum on Disability Management 2016 being held in Malaysia.

On the beat with amputee and Brevet Sergeant Robert Alderson

The journey continues... Robert (Ian) Alderson's incredible story

Following on from receiving the award for Outstanding Personal Achievement in Return to Work, Ian has made sure his experience is put to great use and is now assisting and supporting others. We are sure he is inspring them too!

Closing the Loop - SISA conference

Conference exhibition and nb&a

We have had some excellent opportunities to promote our products and services at a number of conferences and meetings.

Winner - Service Provider of the Year, SISA Awards 2015

Winner - Service Provider of the Year, SISA Awards 2015

We are extremely proud to be a joint winner of the SISA 'Service Provider of the Year' Award 2015, shared with Belinda Dwyer, Direct Occupational Therapy, for services provided under our Back on Track Mental Health Occupational Therapy program. This is the second award for this unique program. Great work team!

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Skilled Workplaces Initiative - Gold Status

Gold Status

nb&a group have achieved Gold Status under the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Skilled Workplaces Initiative.



nb&a group are very proud to support a number of charities and not for profit organisations. Some organisations we have supported to date are DEBRA Australia Ltd, Northern Domestic Violence Service (NDVS) and Daniel Morcombe Foundation Inc.

The SA Hiking Challenge 2015 - Jodi Lee Foundation

The SA Hiking Challenge 2015 - Jodi Lee Foundation

We are team Serious Fun. Serious because fundraising for bowel cancer is close to our hearts. Fun because we can not wait to get on the trail.

Health and Rehabilitation Individual Achievement Award - WorkCoverSA Recovery and Return to Work Awards

And the winner is...

Congratulations to Tim Cocks on being awarded the highly regarded Health and Rehabilitation Individual Achievement Award at the WorkCoverSA Recovery and Return to Work Awards.

Congratulations Rod Filsell!

Congratulations Rod Filsell!

Congratulations to Rod Filsell, a client of nb&a rehab, who was nominated and selected as a finalist for the WorkCover SA Return to Work Achievement Award. Rod’s fantastic effort in his rehabilitation and commitment to a safe return to work was recognised by the judges and was awarded a Judges Commendation Award. Read about Rob's journey here...

 WorkCover SA Recovery and Return to Work Awards

Winning team!

Congratulations to Natalie Bottroff and Natalie Bialowas who have both been nominated for the Health and Rehabilitation Achievement Award for the WorkCover SA Recovery and Return to Work Awards. Excitingly, Natalie Bottroff was selected as a joint winner for this Category!

On The Front Foot - 6 Steps to Fast-Track Return to Work

Get On The Front Foot

Need simple, easy-to-follow steps to influence outcomes? On The Front Foot provides practical steps on how to build rapport, listen effectively, ask the right questions and more – with immediate results. Find out 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 at what comes from being on the front foot!


nb&a rehab is Comcare accredited

nb&a rehab is an accredited Comcare provider of rehabilitation services enabling delivery of services to Commonwealth Government employees and has also been announced as a preferred rehabilitation provider for the Department of Defence APS Employees in South Australia. nb&a rehab has also been accredited by NT WorkSafe as a provider of rehabilitation and return to work services in South Australia.