habnam (meaning dew in Persian) migrated to Australia from Iran and has lived in Townsville for over 10 years now.
While in Iran she completed a Bachelor of Engineering and had a successful career. However, after moving to Australia Shabnam has decided she wanted to make a real difference in the lives of people struggling with mental illness.
Since then, Shabnam has completed 4 years of study in Psychology and has just started her Master of Professional Psychology in 2021. Shabnam joined the PODDSS team in 2020 and has since been facilitating some educational programs, Understanding Sexuality for Teenagers/Adults and Social Skills for Teenagers/Adults.