Our Vision is to Inspire and Be Inspired

Mark and Amanda established Be Inspired Group in 2011, as they are passionate about helping others and wanted to provide innovative services that are flexible and meet people’s needs. Having previously worked in the public sector and for bigger organisations Amanda had found it frustrating to see such a constant focus on hospital, episodic and reactive care, rather than primary and preventative  care.  Their preference is to help people before they reach crisis point. To help them to learn the skills and develop the capacity and resilience to improve their lives. 

Be inspired Group offers occupational therapy services for people with chronic pain and mental health issues.

Amanda Shields

  • Director /  Occupational Therapist
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
  • Diploma Business Management
  • Cert IV Training & Assessment

 Professional Memberships

  • Registered with the Australian Occupational Therapy Board (APHRA)
  • Member of Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA)
  • Endorsed Mental Health Occupational Therapist with OTA
  • Co-Convenor of the National OT Australia Pain Management Interest Group
  • Member of the OTA Pain  Expert Advisory Group 
  • Convenor of the Adelaide ACT interest Group for mental health clinicians


Areas of experience:

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Focused psychological interventions and coaching 
  • ACT (Acceptance & commitment Therapy)
  • Trauma informed care
  • Health and wellness coaching
  • Case management and care coordination
  • Chronic disease management – from prevention through to complex multi-morbidity
  • Developing and implementing models of care and systems to enhance clinical care services
  • Project management
  • Developing and delivering training for health professionals


 Mark Marston

  • Director / Business Manager / Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational therapy student (Studying Masters of Occupational Therapy at the University of South Australia)
  • Masters of Teaching (Primary & Middle)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology

Mark is the business manager for Be Inspired Group and is also support worker and occupational therapy assistant.  Mark completed the majority of a Masters in Occupational Therapy.  Mark professionally leads a diversified life drawing on a range of skills and expertise. Mark has fifteen years experience implementing business systems, improving business process flows and managing projects in large businesses.  He has also worked with children through Out of School Hours Care, teaching and conducting workshops in schools. He has a passion for teaching and role modelling life and well-being skills to help assist people reach their full potential. He believes almost anything is possible once the barriers to change are overcome.

Mark has played in the Victorian State League at table tennis and loves to set himself challenges that extends himself. Mark was an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Norwood and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship for leadership in fundraising. Mark believes in “Pay it Forwards” and has organised a number of community fundraiser initiatives raising funds towards a range of local and international causes.

Be Inspired Group also teams with other consultants and health professionals when needed.