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Bell Northway

Placement Student
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(03) 5173 8400

Personal Experience


My name is Isabella Northway (Bell) and I am one half of the students undertaking a student placement program at Latrobe Health Assembly for the next six months, predominantly focusing on the Hello. Day campaign. I am currently studying a bachelor of psychological science at Federation University, and during my business elective, my teacher approached me suggesting I would suit undertaking an IPP placement. After some research and support from the university, I decided to take the plunge and applied. I received a few interviews from other organizations, however, after my interview with Latrobe Health Assembly and discovering I was successful, I knew straight away this was where I belonged and cancelled my other interviews (with a lot of notice).

I am nineteen years old and am from Sale Gippsland. I completed year 12 VCE in the worst circumstances (2020 during the beginning of the pandemic), as everyone may relate, it was a very tough year being trapped at home, but like everyone else I got there in the end with a lot of tears and determination. I am very proud of where I am today and so glad, I am beginning my career with an organization that fits with my values and is focused on bettering the community.

At home I am the youngest of 3 kids and like to believe I don’t fit into the youngest child stereotype! I play Monday night netball with a group of friends and spend a lot of time with my border collie dog – Margo, I can be found a lot at Lake Guthridge in Sale walking Margo, at the dog park, or at Kmart picking out a toy for her – which she plays with for 10 minutes. My guilty pleasures include trashy reality tv, buying too many books, and taking pictures of my cats.

I have a big soft spot for the elderly, especially after working at a nursing home for the past 6 months. Although I worked in the kitchen, I spent any free time I could talking to the residents getting to know them and making them feel safe. After a few circumstances of comforting residents from being upset, I decided I would like to focus on mental health of the elderly. Although they are coming to the end of their lives it doesn’t mean it has to be negative, especially for those who lack family support.

I am very excited to see the Hello. Campaign space out over the next 6 months and how I can contribute to a positive impact in the community. I look forward to organizing an event along side Keely for the month of August, and I hope to see positive feedback from the Latrobe community. I also look forward to potentially working on the mental health café and other projects centered around mental health.

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