Know how to help
in a mental health crisis?

Mental Health First Aid courses now available.

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Need extra support right now?

MindCare Coaching is available immediately to all clients.

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Know how to help
in a mental health crisis?

Mental Health First Aid courses now available.

more info
  • nb&a rehab
  • Back on Track Mental Health Occupational Therapy
  • Freedom to Move - Pain education
  • Adjusting to Change - Developing resilience
  • Mindcare Coaching - Low intensity mental health program

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

 

happy 18th birthday nb&a group...

Team

 

What a milestone! From starting as a home-based business 18 years ago to now having this multi-talented team and loyal staff, Natalie believes nb&a’s success lies in the organisation’s core principles combined with an innovative, forward-thinking approach—values which each individual upholds and are at the centre of everything we do.

The team celebrated with a fun night out engaging their creative side through art.

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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 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.

More about training.

Know what to do in a mental health crisis?

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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

Click here for more information.

Return to Work Coordinator

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. Find out more here.

 

Professional development

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.

SISA News

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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. Read the article here.

A different therapy approach

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Natalie Bottroff recently had the pleasure of rediscovering her love of horses through this excellent therapy option, commonly used in the US and now gaining traction here in SA.

Click here to read Natalie's brief article about equine therapy and see photos from our recent team visit.

 

Blended Online MHFA Community

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Kate Collins recently completed the first delivery of Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Community course – 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.

nb&a Christmas Charity

As a team we believe in giving something back and each year run fundraising activities for various charity organisations. For 2021, we have selected the RSPCA as our Christmas Charity. The RSPCA South Australia is the state's oldest and largest animal welfare charity, and, since its establishment in 1875, has remained the leading voice for all creatures great and small across South Australia.

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In addition, we’d like to say a huge thanks to the companies that have generously donated prizes for our in-house Christmas raffle to further our support of RSPCA and the wonderful work they do.

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.

 

Feedback Friday

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Always great to see excellent outcomes being achieved in recovery and return to work. Well done to Alicia Prior for her dedication and hard work with this client. Read about Alicia here.

Player Welfare Program

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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.