All staff have had some sort of lived experience of addiction – either first-hand or within their families. We believe that people who have experienced these challenges are most effective in providing treatment to people still experiencing the impact of addiction.
Masters in Management
Toby first took an interest in addiction and recovery whilst studying his undergraduate degree in Behavioural Neuroscience. Through the personal experience with a loved family member, Toby understands the effects addiction can have not only on the individual but also on their family and friends.
Toby has spent the last 10 years managing and coaching some of Australia’s biggest companies and now draws on that experience to focus on providing hope and guidance to people with the disease of addiction, their family and friends.
“We have strived to create a service that feels like a warm supportive hug and operates like a scientific, well-oiled machine.”
General Manager – Service Delivery/Director of Nursing
Diploma of Management
Grad. Cert. in Meditation & Holistic Counselling
“I was drawn to AOD (Alcohol & Other Drugs) Nursing because of my own personal experiences and that of many people close to me”.
With well over a decade in the health and hospital sector, Rebecca brings a wealth of experience to her role at Arrow Health. She has worked as a Nurse, Unit Manager, Senior Nurse Advisor, Health Services Manager and Residential Withdrawal Services Manager for organisations spanning hospitals to the Department of Health & Human Services, Parkville Youth Justice to Youth Support & Advocacy Service (YSAS).
Rebecca believes “everyone deserves a second chance, they deserve to have someone walk by their side in their darkest hour. Doing bad things does not make someone a bad person and I always strive to look through the darkness to see people as they are without all the noise.”
Having witnessed substandard levels of care due to a lack of understanding and fear from service providers in regards to addiction; Rebecca developed a deep empathy and compassion for patients irrespective of their history.
“Working at Arrow Health gives me the opportunity to make a contribution to the lives of some of our most vulnerable people.”
When not at work, Rebecca loves travelling, camping, dirt bike riding and is a self-confessed ‘mad book lover’. She also has three children and her family is her world.
Dr Jarrod Lewis
Masters of Psychiatric Medicine
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Jarrod is a psychiatrist with a special interest in youth and addiction psychiatry. He has experience working across a wide variety of settings, having worked in metro and rural communities across Australia, including in acute and sub-acute inpatient units; and child, adolescent, adult, forensic and Indigenous services.
Jarrod’s warmth, inquisitiveness and passion for mental health, coupled with his specific interest in youth and addiction psychiatry, makes him a valued clinical team member.
Outside of work, Jarrod is a musician, swimmer and tragic Melbourne Football Club supporter. He also practises yoga and meditation and is an avid traveller and reader of psychology and philosophy books.
Dr Belinda Mackie
Monash University Registered Practicing Psychoanalyst
Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis
Belinda has been registered as a practicing psychoanalyst with the Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis (ACP) for twenty years and has worked in both private and public mental health settings for over thirty years.
Belinda is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a credentialed member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN). She frequently presents lectures, papers and seminars on clinical and theoretical issues at the ACP and elsewhere. She has published various articles on psychoanalytic themes and her book on psychoanalysis applied in institutional settings, based on her PhD thesis, was published by Karnac, London in 2016.
Dr Ari Roxburgh
Ari has extensive experience working with people suffering from addiction, anxiety, depression, psychosis, OCD and many other mental health issues and disorders.
His thesis focused on anxiety, self-control, and addiction and he has presented his research at the Human Brain Mapping conference in Rome, the Australian Cognitive Neuroscience conference in Melbourne, and has published in several academic journals. In addition to his clinical work, Ari teaches abnormal psychology and cognitive psychology at a university level.
Ari adheres to a treatment model that addresses the causal factors for addiction and the risk factors for problematic consumption and impaired self-control. Ari adopts several therapies while tailoring addiction treatment to the individual. These therapies include: MI (Motivational Interviewing), ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy), DBT (Dialectic Behavioural Therapy), and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
Outside of work, Ari loves to go hiking and play board games.
Dr Charlotte Ho
Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
Charlotte is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working in both private health and public system. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science (Family Studies), a Doctoral degree in Forensic Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Charlotte is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS), an APS Forensic College Fellow, and a Psychology Broad of Australia (PBA) approved supervisor for clinical and forensic psychologists.
Charlotte provides services to clients who present with a range of psychological vulnerabilities (such as depression, anxiety, emotional and behavioural dysregulation, AOD concerns, ADHD, bullying, grief and loss, and more). Her areas of work include treatment planning, intervention, clinical (cognitive functioning, behavioural, mental health) and specialist forensic (psychosexual risk, violence, parenting, protective capacity, family-related) assessment, report writing, and testimony. Charlotte has prepared reports for Australian Courts regarding family and children’s matters.
Through travelling and working in different parts of Australia, Charlotte has gained a considerable amount of experience working closely with those from various cultural and religious backgrounds. In her spare time, Charlotte can be found hiking in the great outdoors or finessing her boxing skills.
Diploma Alcohol and Drugs
Certificate in Youth Skills
Julie is an accredited and experienced mental health and alcohol and drug therapist trained in dual diagnosis and family therapy. Julie works primarily with families who are suffering the effects of substance abuse. She is warm, compassionate and approachable.
Julie has extensive experience working with high-risk youth, indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse communities in the public mental health system and in Nauru. Julie utilises a variety of psychological techniques and a strength-based approach and her current areas of interest include alcohol and drug addiction, family systems therapy and mental health.
Julie’s personal family experiences fuel her commitment to her work and an individualised approach to therapy.
ANTA (Australian Natural Therapist Association)
Masters in Marketing and Management
Sandra is an accredited Nutritionist and a member of the Australian Natural Therapies Association. She has been extensively working in the community with individuals and groups, running numerous workshops in local schools, private businesses and sporting organisations. She is a strong advocate for health within the community, supporting healthy lifestyle initiatives by collaborating with local councils.
Sandra is a strong believer of the power of good quality, whole food to deliver and sustain long-term health and vitality.
“Nutrition is not being on a diet, feeling hungry and deprived, it is nourishing your body with the right food to feel energised and live life to the fullest.”
Sandra is a wife and busy mother of two active boys. She trains together with her family in martial arts and also enjoys yoga.
Yong has been teaching yoga for over 20 years, bringing a unique attitude to his classes inspired by meditation and mindfulness. After living as a temporary Buddhist monk in Burma and Thailand for two years (97-98), Yong started Grasshopper yoga studio in East Keilor and Sunshine from 2003 to 2007.