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. Ina, Yee Wah LAU-TAN (President)
    Miss Minerva LAU (Vice-President)
    Dr Wilfred WANG (Vice-President)
    Mrs. Lisa, Wai-Chi LI (Secretary)
    Mr. Patrick POON (Treasurer)
    Dr Caroline, Yuk King YUEN
    Mr. Richard SEET

    About the Board members :
   Ina Tan   President
Mrs. Ina, Yee Wah LAU-TAN
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.

Minerva LauVice-President
Miss Minerva LAU
is an Australia’s Aged Care Clinical and Finance Specialist with 30 years of solid clinical background as a Registered Nurse (APHRA, NMBA) across public, private and non-profit aged care facilities. She demonstrates highly adaptive planning, administrative, legislative, fiscal, human resources and daily operational knowledge and experience in Australian Residential Aged Care system. She is a comprehensive and knowledgeable supervisor and consultant to coach the workforces and manage organization sustainability.

Wilfred WangVice President
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.

   Lisa Li   Secretary
Mrs. Lisa, Wai-Chi LI
is a Community Pharmacist. She has been actively conducting community education programs to senior citizen clubs, church fellowships, and radio to talk about health care topics such as “prevention better than cure”, “quality use of medicines”, “polypharmacy management”, “mental health and aged care”. She is interested in new innovative ideas to do fundraising for charity and participating volunteer work for Rotary Club Opportunity Shop.

   Patrick Poon   Treasurer
Mr. Patrick POON
worked in the finance industry for nearly forty years. He worked voluntary for a few welfare agencies to contribute back to the community after he retired. He has been an active Community Visitor for the Office of the Public Advocate for three years, and volunteering at a Day Activity Centre for the intellectual impaired and subsequently served in its Board of Management for seven years.

Caroline YuenBoard Member
Dr Caroline, Yuk King YUEN
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.

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.

  • 2). Clinical Team
   Ina Tan   
Family Therapist & Psychotherapist

Ms Ada Poon
Ms Ada Poon
is an experienced mental health social worker and counsellor. She is practicing CBT, Family therapy, Mindfulness-based CBT and Art Therapy to help people experiencing stress, negative emotion, mental health, relationship issue to improve their coping and resilience. She is also a qualified Mental Health First Aid instructor, and can speak fluent Cantonese and Mandarin, English.