Daniel Raffell - Senior National Program Manager & Trainer (Peer & Online Lead)
Dan joined SMART Recovery Australia in October 2016. Originally from Scotland, Dan has many years experience working in addiction recovery, peer education and within the homeless sector in the United Kingdom.
Over the last 4 years, since immigrating to Australia, Dan has worked with a number of leading non-government organisations within the mental health, addiction and youth sectors. Prior to joining SMART Recovery Australia he was responsible for managing a multi-site residential care service for youth. Dan’s qualifications include an Honours Degree in Addiction Studies, Diploma in Integrated Counselling and a Certificate in Community Mental Health. As of 2017, Dan is a member of the board of Silky Oaks.
Dan has a real passion and interest to see people who are experiencing addiction gain more control over their behaviours. He strongly believes in peer support and that those seeking recovery are the experts in themselves. His desire is to see people equipped with the necessary tools and strategies and empowered to live more balanced and fulfilled lives.
His interests include soccer, golf, playing the guitar and singing. He has enjoyed travelling and visiting many countries but most of all enjoys spending time with his family at home.