Appointments to Advisory Committee on Mental Health

     The Government announced today (November 29) the re-appointment of Mr Wong Yan-lung, SC, as the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Mental Health and the re-appointment of 18 incumbent members as well as the appointment of four new members for a two-year term from December 1, 2019, to November 30, 2021.
     The four newly appointed members are Dr Patrick Ip Pak-keung (a paediatrician), Ms Jolene Mui (a psychiatric nurse), Mr Ricky Leung Wai-kay (a primary school principal) and Ms Lily Chan (a carer of persons with mental health needs).
     The Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the Chairman and members of the Committee for their valuable advice in the past two years. She also thanked the four outgoing members, Ms Glendy Ip Suk-han, Dr Josephine Grace Wong Wing-san, Mr Dicky Lam Ka-hong and Miss Twiggy Chan Cheuk-ki for their contributions to the work of the Committee during their tenure.
     The Committee, established in December 2017, advises the Government on mental health policies, including the establishment of more integral and comprehensive approaches to tackle multi-faceted mental health issues in Hong Kong. In the new term, the Committee will continue to assist the Government in developing policies, strategies and measures to enhance mental health services in Hong Kong. It will also follow up on and monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the Mental Health Review Report.
     The new membership of the Committee from December 1, 2019, is as follows:
Mr Wong Yan-lung, SC

Non-official members

Healthcare sector

Dr Felix Chan Hon-wai
Professor Eric Chen Yu-hai
Dr Hung Se-fong
Dr Patrick Ip Pak-keung
Professor Linda Lam Chiu-wa
Dr David Lau Ying-kit
Dr Eugenie Leung Yeuk-sin
Ms Jolene Mui

Social service and education sectors

Mr Chua Hoi-wai
Ms Kimmy Ho Wai-kuen
Mr Frederick Lai Wing-hoi
Mr James Lam Yat-fung
Mr Ricky Leung Wai-kay
Professor Samson Tse Shu-ki
Ms Anita Wong Yiu-ming
Professor Loretta Yam Yin-chun

Lay persons
Ms Lily Chan Lei-hung
Ms Lily Chan
Mr William Choy
Mr Stephen Leung Mung-hung
Professor Naubahar Sharif
Miss Yuen Shuk-yan
Ms Shirley Marie Therese Loo

Ex-officio members
Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Health) or representative
Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare or representative
Permanent Secretary for Education or representative
Director of Health or representative
Director of Social Welfare or representative
Director (Cluster Services), Hospital Authority
Chairman, Coordinating Committee in Psychiatry, Hospital Authority
Principal Assistant Secretary for Food and Health (Health)3 (Secretary)

Ends/Friday, November 29, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:17