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Circle of Kindness – AFMW Fireside Chat 17 May 2023

17 May, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

Fireside Chat with Dr Tahnee Bridson 17 May 2023

UPDATE – Here’s the Zoom Meeting Link

We invite you to attend the next session in our regular series “Circle of Kindness: AFMW Fireside Chats”. Our next ‘chat’ will be held Wednesday 17 May 2023, 8:00-9:00PM AEST, hosted by Dr Tahnee Bridson. Please join us if you are a medical woman – non-members welcome!


About The Host

Dr Tahnee Bridson is a Young Australian of the Year recipient (2022) and founder of Hand’n’Hand, a peer support service for doctors in Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Bridson is a psychiatry registrar, born and raised in Northern Queensland of Italian heritage. Tahnee graduated James Cook University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Medical Science with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.

She was awarded the Rural Doctor’s Association of Queensland Prize, the Townsville Hospital Emergency Department Trust Fund Critical and Crisis Care Year 6 Prize and the University Medal. Tahnee’s bio is impressive for someone at such a young age and her list of awards just keeps growing longer.


About Circle of Kindness: AFMW Fireside Chats

We all have moments in life when we need a listening ear and sometimes, it’s easier to share with someone you don’t know that well.

I’ve been asked several times by members and non-members if we provided peer group sessions to support this, and recently invited members to meet and set our parameters. We all agreed that there is a need for a safe space filled with kindness and trust where you can meet other medical women and talk about the challenges you’re facing, so we formed the Circle of Kindness: Fireside Chats.

As President of AFMW it gives me great pleasure to launch these monthly sessions. Times will change so that no one misses out so watch out for our eBulletin and website. Come, bring a friend who is not a member but would benefit from having access to our Circle of Kindness.

This event is open to all AFMW members and non-member guests.

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AFMW President - Dr Magda Simonis


In Kindness,
Magdalena Simonis
President AFMW


What It Is

  • Peer support for women doctors
  • Kindness centred
  • Informal advice – sharing lived experiences
  • Reflection – making time for this
  • A safe space
  • Sessions never recorded
  • No guest speakers
  • Confidential
  • Sessions run for up to 60 minutes – as required
  • Kindness centred
  • Trust
  • Respect – intersectionality
  • Fun & Relaxed
  • Camaraderie / friendly
  • Eat your dinner with us, enjoy a drink, it’s casual!


What It Isn’t

  • Counselling
  • Mental health support
  • AFMW related – we do not discuss AFMW activities nor decide on AFMW issues outside of Council meetings
  • There is no formal meeting agenda


When & who runs them

  • Monthly
  • Interested members take turns hosting a session



Registration to this Fireside Chat is free. Please join us on the evening via this Zoom link.


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17 May, 2023
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
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