We take care to customise a solution that works for you. While every situation is different, we’ve made it easier by grouping services across four areas.
we maximise health – we restore function – we get people going again
happy birthday nb&a group...
Nineteen years ago today, nb&a was formed as a home-based business with a focus on supporting and guiding people in their recovery from injury and illness. The business has grown steadily and now enjoys a loyal client base of which we are immensely proud. The intention was never to build a national empire but instead concentrate on staying true to the local SA market. However, we have been delighted to extend our MHOT program into Queensland and Victoria. While the business has developed and expanded beyond what we could have ever imagined, the focus remains the same today as it did 19 years ago.
To all our clients, staff, colleagues and supporters, thank you for trusting us and working with us over the years. Here’s to many more!
How do you and your organisation manage mental health first aid? Are you aware of resilience training and the benefits? Do you require manual handling or ergonomic training?
We offer training options and support employers to build happy, healthy workplaces. Training can be customised to your needs.
Know what to do in a mental health crisis?
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
Does your business have a designated Return to Work Coordinator? All South Australian businesses that employ 30 or more workers (for three or more months) must have a return to work coordinator. This can be a staff member or an external provider – such as nb&a group.
As your return to work coordinator, we will manage all aspects of this key role in a collaborative and open manner. You will have access to a dedicated, experienced team of consultants who will work alongside you, navigating this complex process and ensuring you meet your obligations.
Professional development has kicked off again at nb&a with a focus on honing our counselling skills. We will conduct a series of four workshops which will include both theory and practical work. Upskilling is a priority for our consultants. During the first half of this year, they also undertook further training in Explain Pain, Trauma Informed Care and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
We are also trialling online training in Occupational Rehabilitation and Suicidality to assess if we roll this out throughout nb&a as part of our upskilling.
Thanks to Self Insurers of South Australia (SISA) for the feature as an Associate Member in the SISA Newsletter, showcasing our services and why we do what we do. We believe we have a different approach to rehab and this opportunity enabled us to share with the SISA members just some of the ways we work with injured individuals.
A different therapy approach
Here is consultant Alicia Prior with Spot, an equine therapy horse, checking in on good mental health. Alicia recently took a client to A Stable Life to find out more about equine therapy, an excellent therapy option which is commonly used in the US and now gaining traction here in SA.
Read Natalie Bottroff's brief article about equine therapy and see photos from our team visit.
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.
Changing it up
We decided to give Teams a miss recently and ran our employment transition team meeting in a local park – a much nicer environment for getting together.
We enjoyed it so much that we will also be conducting our file reviews from different outdoor locations.
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.
Player Welfare Program
Natalie is proud to be a part of Goodwood Saints Football Club Player Welfare Program as Mindcare Coach, triaging mental health referrals for players, past and present, to the right services. She joins an experienced team looking after mental health for youth and young and mature adults. Goodwood Saints are leading the way again, on and off the field, showing that their people matter.
Congratulations to Trish Anderson who has retired after nearly 15 years of leading our administration team at nb&a. We thank Trish for the incredible work she has done and wish her all the very best for this exciting new phase.
nb&a are proud to support this initiative to help Cancer Council raise much needed funds for vital cancer research, support services, prevention programs and advocacy.
Tamika Papargiris brings a level of skill and professionalism to her work with clients that is second to none. Fantastic job, Tamika.