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Mareeba doctor wins mental health awards for medical staff peer support service

Dr Tahnee Bridson from Hand-n-Hand Peer Support

Dr Tahnee Bridson, 29 year old psychiatry registrar and founder of Hand- n-Hand peer support service for doctors mental health, has been awarded two mental health awards in Queensland recently.

The confidential, free peer support service was launched at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and has rapidly expanded across Australia and New Zealand. Hand-n-Hand Peer Support is run in conjunction with The Black Dog Institute, and partners with James Cook University, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, The Australian Medical Students Association, Servier and Myer.

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