Derek has run a thriving rehabilitation and massage therapy business in Canberra since 1993. During this time, he has also worked with Olympic athletes and elite sports teams, including the Brumbies and the Wallabies. He was AMT Massage Therapist of the year in 2011 and is currently operating Kingston Bodyworkers in Canberra.
Mike retired as Professor of Mental Health Nursing at the University of Newcastle in early 2020, a position he had held since 2002. During his academic career Mike led nursing and midwifery schools in the University of Tasmania, Curtin University and the University of Newcastle. He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles, books, book chapter and abstracts and presented numerous keynote addresses and conference presentations in Australia and internationally. Mike is the president and chair of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Australian Borderline Personality Disorder Foundation. He is an accredited Master Mental health First Aid Instructor and has delivered almost 100 Mental Health First Aid courses.
Sheree is a Remedial Massage therapist who believes that movement and massage go hand-in-hand. She has been a Yoga instructor since 2017 and has recently started teaching the Diploma of Remedial Massage at Q Academy on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Her treatment philosophy is to offer her clients the best of both worlds, with a combination of remedial and relaxation techniques to help restore movement and balance. She is a huge advocate for self-care and likes to keep fit by doing activities such as yoga, pilates, horse riding, swimming and striving to keep up with her two children. Sheree also runs Bright Health Training with her husband, Aran.
Aran started his career as a massage therapist in 2002 after graduating from the Australian College of Natural Medicine in Queensland. In 2006, he completed his Diploma of Remedial Massage and, in 2007, his Bachelor of Health Science in Musculoskeletal Therapy. Aran has also graduated from University of Queensland with a Graduate Certificate of Sports Coaching, completed a Certificate IV in Fitness and an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy. He currently teaches at Q Academy on the Sunshine Coast and runs his own businesses, Bright Health Training, with Sheree.