About us

You are here:

At Auxilium Recovery Network, we are a group of like-minded individuals with a passion for supporting NDIS participants living with:

Psychosocial Disabilities

Psychosocial disabilities e.g. schizoid and anxiety disorders, Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Neurological Disabilities

Neurological disabilities e.g. Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), stroke and epilepsy

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Neurodevelopmental disabilities e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Intellectual Disability (ID) such as Down Syndrome and learning disabilities

Image of lotus pond JPG format
sqr021-col1
sqr021-col2
ba-008
sqr031-col1
sqr031-col2

We are a mobile service provider that aims to encourage and coach our participants to live the life they choose. We apply a person-centred, strengths based and recovery-oriented service. We vehemently believe every participant’s needs and wants are unique and self-defined.

Each of our team members are carefully recruited to ensure they share and live the values and beliefs we pride ourselves on.

Team members are well versed with recovery-oriented principles and mindful of each participant’s unique needs. We carefully select our team members to match our participant’s communication style so they feel heard, understood but most importantly, not feel judged in any way.

Our Team

David Bentley

Co-Founder / Managing Director

Commencing in supported accommodation for people living with multi-disabilities, I made a concentrated effort to diversify my skills in order to become proficient across all levels of function and ability. This was acquired over 16 years of dedicated service in several homes and hostels. Eventually performing supervisory roles, I managed day-to-day operations and lead teams of facility staff.

It was around the same time that I was appointed to multiple special projects, the most significant of which was the pilot program to eliminate restrictive practices. Fully dedicating myself to individualised services, I began to master the skills set I utilise to the present day – ensuring all our valued participants receive high quality, truly personalised service.

Looking back at over 24 years in the disability sector, I can say I have learned a great deal from all the people I have supported. Furthermore, it has been a true pleasure getting to know each and every one of them – ensuring that I will continue to find this work rewarding for many years to come.

Mark Brown

Co-Founder/ Director

Interestingly, the first two chapters of my career involved helping others – endeavouring to improve their overall quality of life by making things safer, or simpler. This became both a theme and a passion for the remainder of my professional life.

Several years ago I experienced my own mental health crisis, which turned out to be the catalyst for my entry into the WA disability sector. Just like the lotus in our logo, flowers can bloom in adversity. As part of my own recovery, I enrolled in a Diploma of Mental Health to learn more about various conditions and most importantly, the recovery process – with a view to helping others. 

Upon achieving my Diploma, I actively sought work experience in the mental health space to acquire practical experience supporting people who live with associated challenges. This lead to various roles including Mental Health Support Worker for men with forensic histories, Case Manager for homeless men, Local Area Coordinator for NDIS participants, Support Coordinator and Psychosocial Recovery Coach. 

In 2021, I co-founded Auxilium Recovery Network (then Auxilium Support Coordination) with my business partner David Bentley. Then, as now, we strive to offer the NDIS marketplace a truly personalised, recovery-oriented experience for participants living with mental health challenges. Seeing our valued participants go from strength to strength and being in a position to make a positive difference in their lives has been the most rewarding experience to date. 

A diverse career with at least three changes of direction ultimately tied together in the best of ways. I realise hope was always the central theme, just as it remains here at Auxilium. The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides us with a sense of destination, and the energy to get started. 

Michael Pereira

CEO

Heavily involved in sport in my early years, I capitalised on the opportunity to combine both interests when securing my first job within the sector as a Sport and Recreation Officer at the Association of the Blind of WA (now known as VisAbility). This was the beginning of a career spanning 21 years and running! Starting off by coordinating the Handa Sport and Recreation Academy of Excellence for the Blind and the VisAbility Leisure Centre.

Shortly after the introduction of the NDIS, I turned my focus to individualised services, working for Service Providers large and small in Employment Services, Psychosocial Recovery Coaching, Service Coordination, Plan Management and Support Coordination. This was initially in the role of Coordinator, subsequently Manager, Senior Manager, General Manager and currently CEO.

Looking back at this journey, I feel truly blessed and extremely grateful. Particularly reflecting upon the wonderful people I have had the pleasure of supporting, or working alongside. To conclude in the words of US journalist Brian Williams;

You may find that making a difference for others makes the biggest difference in you.

Sonya Eberhart

Executive Manager

My commitment to elevating service standards is unwavering, driven by a passion for fostering compassion within every facet of my work. Over the years, I’ve honed my skills in ensuring adherence to NDIS quality standards. 

A proven leader, I thrive in optimising internal processes to align with industry best practices, creating a culture of excellence. 

My dedication to enhancing the quality of services reflects not only in compliance achievements but also in a genuine desire to make a positive impact in the lives of the participants we support.