OUR LOCAL TRAINING TEAM
Annette is an educator, counsellor, wellbeing trainer and trauma-informed practitioner. With more than 20 years’ experience as a leader, Annette has worked to extend the boundaries of inclusion and social connection in Australia and overseas. She has a strong commitment to increasing social equality and was a co-recipient of SA Equal Opportunity Award (LGCA, 1993).
As the Project Lead for Education and Training in the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, Annette is interested in conducting and translating leading-edge research in positive psychology and neuroscience into strategies to enhance psycho-social capabilities. As a resilience skills trainer she encourages individuals to build mental health assets to enable greater immersion and fulfilment in life by improving self-awareness and regulation, social connection and success.
Annette graduated from Adelaide University as a specialist Drama teacher, and continues to value creative learning methodologies. She has qualifications as an Educational Counsellor (UniSA) and a Masters of Education (Deakin).
Brent is a retired AFL footballer who played 203 games and is a Life Member of the Adelaide Football Club. He was forced into retirement due to a horrendous training accident in which he suffered a fractured skull. Through his experience as an elite athlete and the subsequent transition into the workforce, he has had to encounter adversities throughout his AFL career and life. The resilience skills training resinated so strongly that it inspired him to help others through times of adversity. His purpose is to make people better in both their personal and professional lives. He lives to his values and has a wonderful family with a young child.
Brent is the project lead for sport in the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre and is in the process of developing a resilience in sport program.
Gina Raisin has an eclectic career in the arts, community development and training. Her film and television credits highlight her broad interests, from children’s television show “Here’s Humphrey” and international documentary “Prophets and Loss”, to the cult movie classic Rolf de Heer’s “Bad Boy Bubby”.
Gina was the Community and Events Manager of the City of Mount Gambier Council for almost ten years where she oversaw a large portfolio including community services, events, main corner arts development and tourism.
In February 2015 she undertook 7 days of intensive Techwerk’s training, which commenced her consultancy arrangement with SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre.
Gina Raisin enjoys training days immensely, “It is such a joy to see participant take hold of the skills and talk about how they will apply them in their own life. The skills have worked for me so I have deep belief in their accessibility and benefits”.
Katrina Webb was the first torch bearer to enter the Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, and has won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in athletics at three Paralympic Games.
Due to her own experience in dealing with a disability and a desire to help others, Katrina is a passionate humanitarian. She currently organises leadership treks to Nepal including Everest Basecamp, raising funds for the health, education and protection of children in Nepal.
Katrina has been teaching high performance, leadership and mindset skills for the past 17 years. She has a CIV in Training and Assessment, AIM Coaching and mentoring qualifications, and is passionate about Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Off the track, Katrina is the Director of her own business Silver 2 Gold High Performance Solutions. As a qualified physiotherapist, her business specialises in improving the performance and health of organisations, teams and individuals.
Kim is on a mission to make yoga and resilience skills accessible to teenagers. When she isn’t teaching Resilience Skills with the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, Kim teaches yoga at schools through her business, WaterbearYoga – Yoga for Resilience.
Along with daily yoga practice, Resilience Skills have helped her cope with family bereavement, the daily stresses of the corporate world and balancing her work and family life. She is passionate about sharing these skills to help build a flourishing community.
Kim joined the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre Training Team in May 2016. She is a yoga teacher (Barkan Method Hot Yoga Level 1,2 and 3) and an Australian Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of corporate experience. Kim is also a Mental Health First Aider.
Matt works with individuals and organisations as a coach and facilitator with The Change Department. Prior to starting his own business Matt worked in a number of positions in State Government with SA Health for over 21 years in many corporate leadership and change roles focused on organisational and systems reforms. Matt is passionate about developing existing and aspiring leaders, helping them to build confidence, find their passions and increase their impact through leadership development, coaching and mentoring conversations.
Matt is a qualified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Coach and a practitioner of the Myer Briggs Type Instrument (MBTI). As a trainer with the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, he brings his corporate experience and his coaching and facilitation to support individuals to create their own powerful connections with the resilience skills that they can apply immediately into their lives.
Since completing the “Future School of Radio” course in 1979, Mick has worked continually in radio and television in many roles, most of which were on the creative side of the ledger.
From on-air announcing, copy writing and production in commercial radio, and as an advertising agency freelance writer - to promotions, script writing, directing and television station voice talent with the Prime Television Network.
In this current Century, Mick has been a Regional Radio Manager with Southern Cross Austereo up until his recent retirement. Since his retirement along with his wife Gina, they established “ingWORD", a freelance partnership that offers myriad services to the business and media world, highlighted by voice-overs for radio and TV commercials; media consultancy; project management; wellbeing and resilience training and art sales.
Ronan is a Registered General and Mental Health Nurse with over 10 years experience specialising in the field of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. He has worked clinically with acutely unwell adolescents, disengaged adolescents, children and families in the inpatient, community and justice settings.
He has a passion for performance arts and is an AcroYoga instructor, Latin dancer, circus trainer and performer, having performed in the Adelaide Festival of Arts, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Latin Festival and other dance congresses. His love of movement extends to armature sport in which he enjoyed 10 years of playing rugby and 5 years of American Football. He gives back to that community through refereeing junior and senior rugby.
Through his various pursuits he has developed a strong sense of community and the goal of making South Australia the State of Wellbeing aligns beautifully with his values. His work as a clinical therapist has given him insight into the benefits of resilience skill development, and he enjoys seeing the growth of participants throughout the delivery of training.