Dr Johanna Lynch
Founding director of Integrate Place, Dr Johanna Lynch is a general practitioner with post graduate training in grief and loss and ongoing professional education in trauma and attachment. Her unique skill set facilitate the promotion of mental health in a primary care setting. She has a special interest in survivors of childhood trauma and facilitating each person’s growth within their community.
Dr Lynch is currently undertaking postgraduate research at University of Queensland into best practice in primary mental health care assessment.
Dr Lynch also serves in the community in a variety of ways, including lecturing to trainee GPs in grief and loss, contributing to radio discussions on FM 96.5 radio and giving talks to other local community organisations. She is a past board member of Womens Forum Australia.
Dr Lynch is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a Member of the Australian College of Psychological Medicine and the Cannan Institute.
“Gillian is a Registered Mental Health Nurse with training and skills in many areas of mental health care. She has worked in mental health over the last 16 years, following time nursing in other fields such as developmental disability, aged care, nursing management and education. She has worked in the capacity of a Community Mental Health Nurse over the last 4 years in rural Queensland, and says she has ‘enjoyed every minute of it’.
Gillian feels that the government’s Mental Health Nurse Incentive Programme is an excellent way to enable people to have better and more direct access to psychiatric care.
Gillian’s focus of care is based on relationship. She has noticed throughout her work in the Mental Health sector, that there is a significant number of people who "fall through the cracks" of the established services. She feels that her role as a mental health nurse can enables those people to be noticed and assisted to access appropriate services which address their needs.”
Is in the last year of her Masters in Art Therapy at University of Queensland and she has had prior experience in a primary school and a youth mental health service. She also works part time with the Cerebral Palsy League facilitating arts programs for adults with disabilities. Elise is available for individual or group art therapy sessions at Integrate Place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.