Welcome to our October E-Newsletter...
Integrate Place exists in order to provide a safe therapeutic space that enables each person’s journey of growth. Each of us has potential for growth towards wholeness and mental health in the areas of our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, social connection, behaviours and spirituality. We hope that this newsletter can be part of your own journey of growth.
Would you like to be part of Forget Me Knot Day?
This inaugural national day honouring of all Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, and marking the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention Week, will be marked by a respectful service at the
Wynnum Manly Alliance Church
60 Preston Rd, Manly
Refreshments provided! All Welcome
Date: Friday 13th Nov 2009
Why Forget Me Knot Day?
If you would like to support this initiative, but can’t make the service – drop into Integrate Place in November to pick up a ‘Tangled Knot’ lapel pin and contribute to the appeal.
For more info – see the Adults Surviving Child Abuse website.
We will be forwarding an e-invite so you can invite anyone who you think would benefit from the event.
We welcome a newcomer to our team:
Esther Memmott B. Soc Wk MAASW (Acc) Ma Coun
Esther is registered Social Worker with a Masters in Counselling. She has extensive experience in working with children, young people and families within both the community and hospital settings. She enjoys working from a child centered practice framework incorporating a wide variety of creative and expressive mediums. Her experience includes working with children and young people experiencing adjustment difficulties, anxiety, depression and has a strong passion in working with children and young people experiencing grief and loss.
Don’t forget that we continue to stock copies of
Mending My Own Boat...
a collation of poems by patients and other poets.
In order to support ACT for kids $15 ea
Michael Leunig kindly read Mending My Own Boat and he wrote: “It is a moving and poignant collection – very useful and valuable. Enchanting yet very strong and real.
It matters. Well done!”
Introducing the rest of the Team at Integrate Place:
Val Kempe - An amazing mother of five, is the friendly organised face whose role is to nurture the whole of Integrate Place and those that visit here.
Dr Johanna Lynch – General practitioner with a passion to provide high quality care and mental health promotion in the community. She has a special interest in caring for those who have survived childhood trauma.
Sarah Henderson - A psychologist with a wide range of professional experience in the areas of social psychology research, issues affecting teenagers and young adults, drug and alcohol treatment, health service complaints, and domestic violence. She combines her kind and gentle manner with a special interest in mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, addiction, domestic violence and abuse issues.
Leisa Tanner – Registered Social worker and family therapist who provides individual and family therapy to women, children and adolescents. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents who are at risk of anxiety, depression or self harm and a passion for supporting women in their role of parenting.
The Tree That Survived Winter: Start Planning for 2010!
We are excited to be able to run another of these wonderful community courses at Integrate Place in the second half of 2010 – start planning now as numbers are limited.
Dawn Courtman will lead a group through a creative guided meditation based around the thought provoking called The Tree That Survived Winter. Participants have described the course as:
“...found it a refreshing time of self reflection and growth...”
“It’s a time where you can be quiet and gently reflect on life’s experiences – in a safe place with a sensitive facilitator and no interruptions or expectations from anyone.”
“Reading the quote on the course outline, I felt it described how I was feeling, that I was not alone and I could survive my winter.”
“...it created GROWTH...”
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