Matthew Bell

Health and Community Services Trainer

With his extensive experience in pivotal roles serving people, Matthew Bell aims to inspire students to boost their passions to encourage them to step forward and make a meaningful difference in people's lives.

Matthew has gained over 12 years of experience in the disability industry, holding diverse positions within the mental health sector. Starting from an entry-level position as a Support Worker, he progressed through roles including Job Coach, Team Leader, Mentor, Coordinator, Staff Trainer, and Senior Case Manager. Throughout his career, he continually enhanced his knowledge and skills, culminating in the ability to provide valuable instruction and guidance to others on effectively supporting individuals with disabilities and navigating the intricacies of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Teaching brings Matthew great joy. He feels at ease when standing before others, presenting, or engaging in constructive discussions about various content or topics of interest. He finds his greatest motivation in witnessing his students effectively apply the knowledge he has shared with them, knowing they are impacting people’s lives.

Matthew believes that the Diploma of Mental Health offers a comprehensive exploration of the diverse impacts of mental health issues in society. Furthermore, the course presents ample opportunities for learners to understand how to apply the knowledge gained to real-world scenarios they may encounter upon course completion. Graduates of the Diploma are exceptionally well-prepared to enter the industry with confidence.

On a personal note, he enjoys crafting artworks like sculptures, woodwork, and paintings during his free time. He also plays hockey and Dungeons and Dragons.

Areas of Interest

  • Men’s Mental Health
  • Act Belong Commit
  • Destigmatizing Mental Health

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Graduate Certificate of Counselling

Even the wisest mind has something yet to learn.

Matthew Bell