Dr June Tang is currently a Manager with Resilience Collective Ltd, a social service organisation with a mission to promote, among other initiatives, empowerment of persons in recovery via peer support and co-production. She develops training materials and facilitates training, and hopes to anchor a predominantly peer-run network.
June completed her MBBS at the National University of Singapore in 2003 before battling a series of lived experiences with mental health issues, gaining unwelcome but comprehensive insights into the inner world of the unwell. Having discovered the miracle of hope and recovery in 2008, grit and compassion helped her forge a new career in mental health with the Singapore Anglican Community Services, journeying through the steps of a volunteer and a peer leader before re-entering the staff workforce with a new qualification in Social Work.
As a mental health advocate, she has shared her story to bring hope to others – and drive home a message that mental illness can happen to anyone, even doctors – for the past 10 years. With her unique experience as a peer, a caregiver and a professional, she believes that ‘if we could all understand each other, we could make the journey so much easier’.
June has also been a counsellor and trainer with Caregivers Alliance, has an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment, been a writer and editor since childhood, and is a certified Peer Support Specialist. Work aside, she loves drawing, “making stuff”, reading, and furry animals, especially cats.