ECCQ Chronic Disease Program staff bio: Roy Tsang

“This is Roy Tsang from Hong Kong. I have been in Australia for one and a half decade and there is no doubt that this Down Under attracts me so much. I can speak 3 languages (English, Cantonese and Mandarin) and I majored in Public Health (Nutrition). I worked at the chemists and I used to have my own health food store for a few years after I graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2000. However, I found that the number of people I can help and serve by running a commercial business is very limited. I always seek for a greater platform for helping more people in our communities. I am glad that I became the President of the International Lions Club of Brisbane United Asia Inc. (2017-2018), and at that time I started to believe that many things, like serving our communities, are more important than making money.

“In order to deliver my knowledge and help more people to improve their health, I joined ECCQ Chronic Disease team as a multicultural health worker in 2018.  As an accredited My Health for Life (MH4L) program facilitator, I deeply realise helping people can be very pure, direct and genuine. I am responsible for delivering the MH4L program not only to the Chinese community but also to multicultural communities. For the last 2.5 years, I have enjoyed my work so much. The sense of satisfaction and smile from the community members is the reward and driving force to push myself to deliver the program close to perfect.

“Year 2020 has been a tough year that we have never seen. COVID-19 affects all aspects of our lives and people all-around the World. Fortunately, our government has responded effectively and promptly to the COVID-19 cases over the past months. Keeping ourselves physically and mentally healthy has never been more important. No matter if you are still working from home, or already back to the normal routine, eating healthy according to the Australia Guide to Healthy Eating and doing exercises regularly are the practices we should have in this ‘New-Normal’ life.

“The world is full of challenges. Be strong and healthy to prospect the revolution of our times.”

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