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 (President)
Mrs LI Wai -Chi, Lisa (Secretary)
Mr. Patrick Poon (Treasurer)
Dr YUEN Yuk King, Caroline (Vice President)
Dr Wilfred Wang (Vice President)
Dr HUANG Hsiao-Yun, Dolly
Mr. Richard Seet
About the Board members :
Ina TAN President
Mrs. LAU-TAN Yee Wah, Inais 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.
Lisa Li Secretary
Mrs LI Wai -Chi, Lisais 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 Poonworked 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.
Wilfred WangVice President
Dr Wilfred Wangis 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, Dollyis 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.
Mr. Richard SeetBoard Member