Meet our complex support team
Brett Fitzsimmons is our on-site psychologist with more than 20 years’ experience working with children and adults with disability and mental health concerns.
Brett has first-hand experience supporting people with high and complex needs including people with dual diagnosis and people who are the subject of regulated restrictive practices and forensic orders relating to behaviours of concern.
Since 2006, Brett has worked in a variety of roles for Department of Communities, Child safety and Disability as a specialist response officer in a multidisciplinary clinical team and resource officer in the Intensive Behaviour Support Team.
Brett is a skilled professional who can provide counselling and psychological assessments, along with functional analysis of challenging behaviours. He has developed training resources and delivered training to workers who support people with high and complex needs.
Brett is passionate about supporting people in residential settings to live independently within their communities.
Brett is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board (Ahpra) and is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Griffith University), and a Bachelor of Psychological Science – Honours (University of Queensland).
Shannon Brewer provides community nursing care and Specialist Support Coordination services to Participants with complex needs.
Shannon is a passionate and driven leader in health service provisions. She has a strong focus on evidenced-based practice and a strong commitment to advocacy and social justice.
Shannon thrives in a multi-disciplinary environment, working with like-minded people to support people with disability and mental health concerns to reach their personal goals and improve their overall quality of life.
Until recently, Shannon was a Local Area Coordinator for Carers Qld where she worked with NDIS Participants to access, plan, and implement their NDIS Plans.
Previously as a case manager, Shannon had experience managing a multi-disciplinary team of carers providing in-home aged care and NDIS supports.
As the CSBS community nurse, Shannon’s goal is to prevent illness, provide clinical nursing support, to enable NDIS Participants to live independent and health lifestyles.
Shannon’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Nursing Science, a Graduate Certificate of Clinical Leadership, a Masters of Health Service Management, a Certificate III in Community Services, and a Diploma of Hospitality Management.