About Us

A. Aims & Objectives

  • Educate service users on the development and maintenance of good general and mental health.
  • Develop and launch early prevention programs to reduce the incidence of general and mental health problems among service users.
  • Provide crisis intervention to enhance the recovery of psychosocial and mental well-being of service users.
  • Conduct research to identify and address the general and mental health needs of service users.
  • Promote collaboration with health and mental health services in the provision of culturally sensitive practices to service users.

B. Our People

  • 1). Board Members
    Our association is governed by a board of directors who are volunteers that have years of experience in their respective field of work. They provide advice to staff of the association in order to ensure that a smooth and timely offering of services that will meet your specific needs.

    Our board members include :
    Mrs. LAU-TAN Yee Wah, Ina (Chairman)
    Dr YUEN Yuk King, Caroline (Secretary)
    Ms. Wendy Sze (Treasurer)
    Mr. Richard Seet
    Dr Andrew Hua
    Dr Wilfred Wang
    Dr HUANG Hsiao-Yun, Dolly

    About the Board members :
   Ina TAN   Chairman
Ina TAN, Lau Yee Wah
is a practicing family therapist and psychotherapist, and clinical member of AAFT and PACFA. She has diverse counseling experiences : individual, family, student, migrant and Christian counseling. In the past 12 years, she is specialized in addiction and gambling counseling. Her personal interests include reading, meditation, movies, music/opera and travelling.

Caroline YuenSecretary
Dr YUEN Yuk King, Caroline
is an experienced social worker in aged care, senior education, mental health of older adults and carer support. She is also specialized in research, training, case management and community health promotion.

   Wendy Sze   Treasurer
Ms. Wendy Sze

Richard SeetBoard Member
Mr Richard Seet
30 years industry veteran in IC design, marketing, business development and customer support worldwide for semiconductors solution. Extensive experience in leading cross functional teams which are energizing, pioneering with affirming leadership that is both results-oriented and at the same time people focus in developing teams, encouraging others to find new ways to contribute and providing a framework and environment conducive to initiative and growth.  Multiple years of experience in both pre-sales and post-sales customer support.

Andrew HuaBoard Member
Dr Andrew Hua
a geriatrician & physician, has over 30 years of experience in five Victorian Health Networks, various Boards and university appointments. He remains in part-time private practice as a consultant physician and geriatrician embedded in two busy multicultural and multidisciplinary metropolitan general practices, being an honorary consultant in the University of Melbourne for Research into Ageing, as well as offering his services to remote practices around Australia via telehealth conferencing,.

Wilfred WangBoard Member
Dr Wilfred Wang
is a lecturer in media and communication studies at the University of Melbourne.  His latest research project explores the social meaning of mobile media use among older Chinese migrants in Australia. As a university teacher, he works closely with students from diverse backgrounds and is passionate about promoting their awareness of mental health and wellbeing. Wilfred currently is a member of the regional advisory council of the Victorian Multicultural Commission. He also volunteers at his local Country Fire Authority (CFA) branch and is their Fundraising Coordinator.

Dolly HuangBoard Member
Dr HUANG Hsiao-Yun, Dolly
is an experienced social worker and has been working with older adults and carers for many years. She recently completed her PhD investigating aged care use by older Chinese-speaking immigrants in Australia. Her research interests and practice areas are aged care services, cross-cultural practice, mental health, and healthy and active ageing.

  • 2). Clinical Team
   Ina TAN   

Family Therapist & Psychotherapist

Ms Ada Poon
Ms Ada Poon
is an experienced social worker and counsellor. She is practicing CBT, Family Therapy and Mindfulness Based CBT to help people with mental health concerns to improve their negative emotions, to help carers to handle their carer stress, new migrants to adjust better, and enhance families to deal with family relationship and crisis. She is also a qualified Mental Health First Aid instructor, and can speak fluent Cantonese and Mandarin.