Individual sessions or Small Group Meetings available on Thursdays.
Make an appointment with Dr Bibiana Chan (see Bibi’s Stories at the end of the page) to find out more about this Youth Mentoring Program. Click here.
Meet at Social Enterprise Community Hub, Level 1, 2 Davy Rd, South Eveleigh (8 min walk from Platform 10 Exit, Redfern Station). Make a booking here:
Topics (suggested by the CFS Young Members):
- Study skills and plans (Goal setting)
- Time management (preparing for exams)
- Preparing for job interviews
- How to write an impressive resume
- How to stop procrastinations (Motivation)
- Communication skills (assertiveness)
- Stress-less Tips (mental wellbeing)
- Self-compassion (mental wellbeing)
- Handling schoolyard/workplace bullying (resilience)
- Managing relationships (with parents, siblings, peers, teachers and others)
- Career advice (direction in life)
- Growth Vs Fixed Mindset (be open-minded and keep learning new things)
- DISC (Dominance Influence Steadiness Compliance) personality analysis
- Mental Health Resources (ReachOut, Beyondblue, Black Dog Institute etc.)
I graduated from School of Public Health, UNSW’s PhD program in 2007. My research interest is to explore the help-seeking pathway of Chinese-Australians when they experienced something similar to clinical depression or other psychological distress. I started talking about mental well-being on SBS Cantonese radio in August 2007. In 2010, I was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to visit Yale University in USA, McGill University in Canada. I was invited back to Yale University in 2012 for my post-doc. Program for Recovery and Community Health is a pioneer program on Peer-led Mental Health Program.
When I returned to Sydney in 2013, I really want to put my effort in mental health promotion. I did a Cert 3 floristry course at TAFE. I worked part-time at a florist and found it very therapeutic. While I was learning the trade secrets of running a flower shop. I did consultation for various organisations such as St Vincent de Paul Society and Mental Health Coordination Council. In 2018, I heard about a Social Enterprise in Canberra called “GG’s Flowers” which started in 2013 to provide job opportunities for young people with intellectual disability. I was inspired and started a Community Flower Studio Think Tank with some former UNSW colleagues. In August 2019, we officially registered with Department of Fair Trading. CFS sells fresh flowers and terrariums to the public. Net proceeds are used to fund our ‘Creative Workshops by Young People for Young People’. Our vision is to Help young people learn life skills and find meaningful employment. CFS is a registered charity with Australia Charities & Not-for-Profit Council since April 2022. Donations to CFS is tax-deductible.