Sutherland Hospital doctor receives a Churchill Fellowship to help boost mental health in young people with cancer

 Global example: Sutherland Hospital doctor Tessa Neilson hopes her tour of mental health facilities in the US will inspire ideas that can be implemented for youth in the shire.

Global example: Sutherland Hospital doctor Tessa Neilson hopes her tour of mental health facilities in the US will inspire ideas that can be implemented for youth in the shire.

A doctor from Sutherland Hospital hopes to be inspired by innovative international practices in mental health, to better support young Aussies closer to home.

Tessa Neilson, 29, has received one of 112 Churchill Fellowships this year – and it comes at an opportune time during Mental Health Awareness Week.