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


On The Front Foot - 6 simple steps that fast track return to work

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 ir 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? Take our two-day mental health first aid training course

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!

Also available: Mental Health First Aid Refresher

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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?

We offer numerous training options and support employers to build happy, healthy workplaces. Our training can also be customised to your needs.

Here's a link for more information.

New service - MindCare Coaching

A mental health support service providing you with face-to-face and telephone-based support and coaching from our trained behaviour therapy coaches. nb&a group are currently the sole provider of MindCare Coaching on behalf of ReturnToWorkSA. More about this service here.

ANZSOM 'Making it Work'

This year's ANZSOM Annual Scientific Meeting - Making it Work: Practical solutions in occupational health will see Natalie Bottroff again presenting a workshop on mental health first aid.

ANZSOM - Making it work - Annual Scientific Meeting - 27-30 October 2019

Registrations for the event are now open—click here for more information and to see the full program.


Principal Master Instructor & Youth Mental Health First Aid

A continued passion for mental health has seen Natalie Bottroff become a Principal Master Instructor in Mental Health First Aid, an award-winning course and one which is included in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidenced-based Programs.

Natalie is now also accredited to deliver Youth Mental Health First Aid, aimed at those working with youth in clubs and schools to provide them with the knowledge and skills to recognise and assist a young person who may be experiencing a mental health crisis.

The first course was delivered to Goodwood Saints Football Club recently.

Mental Health First Aid Australia

Also now available—Blended MHFA, an online (eLearning) course followed by a half day of face-to-face learning. More about this flexibile workplace training here.

Member of CDAA

nb&a is pleased to be a member of Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA), a vibrant and diverse national community whose members are recognised for high standards in career development practice, engagement in continuous learning and their authoritative understanding of the changing world of work.


Man's Best Friend - A treatment option?

LinkedIn article by Natalie Bottroff

Man's best friend

Always looking for new ways to provide treatment and support to those with physical and mental health issues, I undertook some research recently into the use of assistance animals, including the circumstances in which they are currently being used and the potential for their use in the treatment of workplace injuries.

Click here to read the article.

A true Warrior

Narelle Mason is proof that you really can achieve what you put your mind to—with some hard work thrown in along the way. After nearly 10 years in the Royal Australian Air Force Security Police, Narelle was medically discharged due to injuries to her knee and back which made it difficult to perform her physically demanding role. She not only set her sights on recovery and rehabilitation but earned herself a place as part of Team Australia to compete in the Warrior Games, held recently in Florida. We are so proud to have worked with Narelle who achieved outstanding results at the Games: 3 Gold medals, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze. She is now focused on the Invictus Games 2020 and we wish her all the very best. Read more about Narelle's incredible journey here.

Career opportunities

We are always on the lookout for physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, occupational therapists and rehabilitation consultants. If this is you and you have an interest in our industry and/or working for our company, please contact us to discuss what opportunities may currently be available.

A shout out... this client

Never underestimate the work you do. For this client, each stage of their return to work was facilitated collaboratively in line with their stages of recovery. By starting at an alternate worksite then working closely with staff in change management and adjustment, this client’s workplace relationships were repaired and rebuilt and meant there was support for them to transition back to their usual role. A fabulous outcome! But it didn’t stop there.

We were able to continue working with this client after their successful return to work to provide important additional services in an effort to resolve ongoing sleep issues, further benefitting both the individual and those around them. And the results speak for themselves…

‘Both Julianne and Eleni have been instrumental in my wellbeing from day one and I have such high regard for them both of their professionalism and understanding of the steps to my recover. They are both a credit to your business and I couldn't recommend them more. Thank you for having this option of help available for without this I'm sure I would have been left more unstable and left the job where this impacted my physical and mental state. Please pass on my forever gratitude to them both and to you for employing such passionate, professional ladies. I hope to never have to use their services again but if I had to recommend them it would be in high regard.’ —Client


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