Congratulations Queensland Young Australian of the Year

AMACDT congratulates Hand-n-Hand Peer Support founder and Co-Chair of the AMACDT Wellbeing Special Interest Group, Dr Tahnee Bridson, who has been awarded Queensland Young of Australian of the Year for her efforts to reduce the stigma around mental health within the medical profession.

"It's really an unknown problem that suicide and mental health issues are much higher in doctors and other healthcare professionals... having experienced difficulties myself and finding it really difficult to get help, I just wanted to make it easier, and I wanted those statistics to change, and it's something I still want to fight for," said Dr Bradon in her acceptance speech

Dr Bridson founded Hand-n-Hand Peer Support in response to the growing emotional and mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic among health professionals, such as stress, anxiety and depression.

“A small social media peer support group has grown into a movement across Australia and New Zealand,” the Premier said.

To find out more about Hand n Hand and how to get involved visit here

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