Doctor’s Wellness was founded in 2018 by social entrepreneur and consultant, Steph May.
Steph has worked for over 20 years in government, not-for-profit and health sectors. Her experience includes workshop facilitation, community engagement, community building and project management.
For three years from 2012 Steph coordinated activities for Indigenous GP Registrars. Since 2015, Steph has collaborated with Indigenous GPs and planned and led post-graduate collegiate support opportunities as an independent initiative. These GP Gatherings for Education occur annually in an overseas location enabling continuing education, cultural learning, rest and rejuvenation.
Through this work, Steph has realised that doctors servicing communities with the greatest need in Australia are seen as a ‘workforce solution’ rather than as human beings with social and professional needs themselves.
With the growing awareness of the challenges and stresses of the medical profession, coupled with a tendency for doctors to çare for themselves last, it is clear that there is a need to normalise and encourage wellness within the sector.
Steph has established Doctors Wellness to support doctors in such circumstances, to have time out, connect with like-minded peers and refine professional and personal strategies to ensure they lead balanced, fulfilling lives.
To nourish herself, Steph enjoys time with her children and family, music, travel, good food, conversations, walks in the Dandenongs and laughter. Steph is is driven by a passion for social justice and equity and values of kindness and compassion. She she grew up in country South Australia has lived in Central Australia, Nepal and Japan and now lives on Wurundjeri country in Melbourne.
Steph holds a Bachelor of Arts from Flinders University and Graduate Certificates in Public Policy and Governance and International and Community Development. She is a qualified Wayapa Wuurrk Practitioner and is currently undertaking yoga teacher training.