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Psychs on Bikes Wins Major Award

Psychs on Bikes has won the prestigious Awards Australia Connecting Communities Award at the 2021 Community Achievement Awards for Regional NSW & the ACT. The winners were announced on Friday 11th February 2021 during the Online Presentation of Awards hosted by Sarah Navin, State Political Reporter, PRIME7.


Guests attended virtually from across NSW and the ACT to celebrate our regional achievers, including Melanie Hawyes, Deputy Secretary, Crown Lands and Local Government, Department of Planning and Environment representing the Hon. Kevin Anderson MP, NSW Minister for Lands and Water, Hospitality and Racing and Patron of the Awards.


“The Community Achievement Awards champion excellence in Crown land management, business innovation, leadership, customer service, and connecting communities,” Mr Anderson said. “Congratulations to all Award winners who have highlighted the leading efforts of individuals, communities and businesses in making our regions great and thriving places to live, work and raise a family.”


Psychs on Bikes won the Award from a strong field of nominations.


Psychs on Bikes is raising mental health awareness. Psychs on Bikes (PoB) is an association of mental health professionals who are passionate about their work and motorbikes, helping people in rural and remote Australian communities to access mental health services and a shoulder to lean on.


The organisation was co-founded by Dr Joe Dunn during a motorcycle ride in 2011. PoB uses motorbikes as a conversation starter with men who might otherwise not engage in a discussion about their mental health. They offer physical and mental health checks for men and women, educational talks, school visits, keynote presentations and bespoke approaches to specific community needs.”


The six category winners are:

  • Psychs on Bikes - Awards Australia Connecting Communities Award

  • Glen Innes & District Historical Society Inc. - Department of Planning and Environment Crown Land Manager Excellence Award

  • William West - Department of Planning and Environment Individual Excellence in Crown Land Management Award

  • Why Leave Town Promotions - Prime Super Business Innovation Award

  • Riverina Speech Pathology - Ricoh Australia Customer Service Award

  • Tara McClelland - Transgrid Leadership Award



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