Bella Anderson

Education and Training Officer - Workforce Development


Bella came to Turning Point with extensive experience in the AOD and MH fields. Working within the Workforce Development Team, she is responsible for delivering skills-based training for professionals interested in learning how to best respond to people experiencing the impact of alcohol and other drug use.


Bella is a Registered Nurse (Mental Health), She also has a:

  • Post Grad Dip (Advanced Clinical Skills) MH,
  • Advanced Dip Community Studies (AOD)
  • Assoc Degree Professional Writing and Editing
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment

Bella has worked as manager and senior clinician in a range of programs including AOD assessment and triage, hospital liaison, substance withdrawal, AOD short-term and long-term residential rehabilitation, including youth and women-specific services, and as an AOD staff supervisor and client counsellor; she was also the principle educator for the Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative (VDDI). In the MH sector, she was employed in inpatient, forensic and community care services, a First Episode Psychosis (FEP) team and as a nurse educator. An experienced project officer, she completed a range of education and related projects for the VDDI and DHHS

Research Interests

Dual Diagnosis and Peer Work

Contact details

You can contact Bella at [email protected]