Integrate Place is a primary mental health care centre. Dr Johanna Lynch, centre director, has an extensive background in general practice which has influenced her focus on promotion mental health within the community. General practice has a long tradition of whole person care. This centre aims to be a centre of excellence for the provision of that care within the community.
Therapists in their community are in a unique position of carrying an awareness of the losses and traumas experienced by families in their care. They are also uniquely positioned as advocates for community outcomes in prevention and early intervention and can facilitate safe encounters with grief in a supportive and validating environment.
This whole person focus provides the ethos undergirding the mandate of Integrate Place as a primary mental health centre. The journey towards mental health is a lifelong pathway. Each person has potential to grow towards wholeness in many aspects of themselves, their interactions with others and their search for meaning in the midst of life. Integrate Place aims to be a safe place to grow.