Activ8 Mind brings over 25 years experience across occupational rehabilitation, assessment services, wellness programs and mindset coaching.


We pride ourselves on providing a highly thoughtful , outcome focused and client centered service approach. Most  importantly however, we are passionate about creating change and specialise in assisting veterans with mental health complexities. 




SA ~ Adelaide Metro, Hills, Victor Harbour, Yorke Peninsula

VIC ~ Melbourne Metro (regional offices on the




Behaviour Activation

Low Intensity Mental Health & Mindset support

Incorporating motivational interviewing,  acceptance & commitment therapy techniques to stablise mental health & life circumstances, adjust to functional limitations and adapt to change

Employ Activ8

Job Seeking Enhancement Program

Highly interactive and modelled on vocational education principles to improve job seeking capacity & confidence

Dedicated Canvassing Resource

Activ8 Mind have a dedicated reverse marketing resource to identify and source options promoting veteran redeployment and establish 

Fade Out-

Sleep Secrets & Education

Assistance, education and coacchcing to assist veterans overcome and regulate for improve sleep and improved eneregy

Interpreting PAIN

Inhouse psychological expertise providing education on pain and maintaining positive habits

Evidence Approach

Highly skilled consultants applying evidence based tools and techniques to inform practice. 

Inc High level Motivational Interviewing skills and testing 


Suzanne Bell - SA

Director / Senior Consultant

(B Psych and Masters HR)

Suzi has particular experience managing complex cases including long term physical in a chronic or pain focused stage and psychological conditions.

Suzi has developed a variety of programs tailored to manage psychological claims which focus on habits, routines and acceptance & commitment therapy.

A strong understanding of mental stress and trauma rehabilitation management, vocational planning and job seeking.

James North - SA

B Psych Science (ASORC)

With previous experience as an occupational therapy assistant, James has developed an intricate understanding of the support requirements of people living with disability, in particular maximising their individual NDIS plans and achieving short & long term goals.

Following completion of a Bachelor of Psychological Science, James has now commenced post graduate studies in Applied Science:OT to further his knowledge and skills in principles of independence in living and activity and adopting a bio psycho social approach. He has direct client experience building capacity, mental health support, coaching, transferrable skills analysis and vocational counselling.

In addition James supports the business with managing our activity program, forging relationships with new employers for work and volunteer opportunities which may be matched to our many clients looking for their next work fit.

Yvonne Lai - ACT

Occupational Therapist

Yvonne has over 6 years experience in the health rehabilitation sector. Her past experience includes delivering assessments, rehabilitation and training services for a national provider. Yvonne developed creative activity plans which improve capacity and get people going again. 

Laura Matthews - Vic

Physiotherapist - Rehabilitation Consultant

Laura's previous management experience within a large Rehabilitation Service organisation provided her with greater context of customer KPI’s &  performance standards. Particular experience in pain, capacity upgrading and psychosocial activity planning. 

Kate Lyall - SA & ACT

Registered Psychologist 

Kate has experience delivering holistic rehabilitation case coordination assisting a variety of individuals across a range of cohorts inc. DVA, Government agencies, workers compensation and income protection to achieve their health wellness activity and independence goals.

Kate's past work experience includes development and implementation of workforce change initiatives, targeting diversity, flexibility, work life balance, harassment, discrimination and performance management coaching.  

She has experience in delivering training to management on all psycho-cognitive workplace demands which affect performance and employee wellness and satisfaction and as such has been able to achieve outstanding outcomes in the rehabilitation sector

Imogen Stefan-Rasmus  - SA

Social Worker - Rehabilitation Consultant

Imogen is an experienced Social Worker and qualified  Behaviour Support Practitioner

Imogen has experience providing services in the mental health, rehabilitation and disability sectors supporting a variety of individuals with diverse needs to achieve meaningful independence and recovery goals. 


Her work experience includes developing targeted therapeutic programs to meet individual’s needs, assessing and developing strategies to respond to behavioural concerns and working collaboratively with stakeholders, facilitating staff training and providing clinical supervision. Imogen is proficient in the use of cognitive behaviour therapy  (CBT) Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) and motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques. 

Rick Bamford - SA

Occupational Therapist

Rick is a highly experienced OT and rehabilitation consultant who also maintains clinical skills in upper limb and hand injuries. Rick brings strong assessment and case coordination skills to the role. Most recently he received 98% positive feedback score from a large Federal Agency for detail, clarity of recommendations and timeliness of his reports

Felicity Barras - Vic

Occupational Therapist

Felicity currently maintains her professional and assessment skills via her work with disabled clients and clinical rehabilitation. She has extensive experience in working with veteran clients