SU MEI TAN
Lead Art Therapist, Artist, Yoga Instructor
Bsc (Hons) Arch, BSc (Hons) Social Practice,
MA World Heritage, MA Art Therapy
With a passion for the creative arts and helping others, Su Mei started life in the world of architecture which led to her co-founding a charity which brought third world countries building and design services. She realised that she enjoyed the time where she shared her passion of ART with the children. This led to a pursuit of a Masters in Art Therapy at La Trobe University, Melbourne and completed a Bachelors of Fine Arts Honours of Social Practice and Community Engagement at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Melbourne University where she collaborated with others to start a Malaysian Mental Health Arts Collective - www.mykolektif.com.
She has had experience as an art therapist in the clinical setting at Northpark Private Hospital and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, working with patients who experience various forms of mental illness. Her speciality is working with people experiencing the symptoms of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Su Mei is now working as a NDIS Support Coordinator, helping people out by connecting them to various supports that they need. She is also a trained Yoga Alliance instructor who did her RYT 500 training at Brahmani Yoga, India. She has shared her love of yoga in many countries around the world.
Her goal is to establish a network of creative art therapists and yoga instructors who will be able to work with NDIS participants, using the power of creativity to empower those in need to find tools to help themselves.