Are you so worried about your child, that you wonder whether they may need to go to the emergency department, or be in hospital?
Do you wonder whether running the gauntlet of an ED assessment, or the trauma of hospitalisation, may possibly make things worse, but you don’t know how else to get urgent help for your young person? Is your child on a long waiting list, but has problems which mean they desperately need more urgent help and support in the meantime? Are you just not sure where to turn?
Experienced Mental Health Clinician Zoe Hinds is here to help, having worked many years in hospital child and youth inpatient mental health wards. Book an emergency assessment with her below for a comprehensive management plan, and short to medium term support, with her acute care services.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nurse
Zoe is a mental health specialist with over fourteen years experience working with young people and their families with complex mental health needs. Throughout her career she has learnt that having a compassionate holistic approach focused on authentic therapeutic relationships with young people, and their families, is key for recovery.
Working from a trauma informed framework, Zoe is both an experienced registered mental health nurse and fierce patient advocate, who has previously worked in child/adolescent acute wards in Logan and Brisbane hospitals, for many years. Coming from this setting, Zoe has extensive experience case managing high risk young people and their families struggling with self-harm, suicidal thoughts, trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, psychosis, ADHD, aggression and much more. She works alongside healthcare and other community services to conduct thorough assessments, and implement individualized crisis management and treatment plans.
Zoe has specialized in young people’s mental health through completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health through the University of Melbourne and Orygen- a global research leader in the field. She has also completed advanced mentalisation based therapy and has experience with DBT, CBT, family therapy, music therapy and group therapy.
As a mother with three children of her own she understands the ups and downs of parenting and how the journey can expose our own vulnerabilities. Based on this, she is passionate about helping parents and young people lean into their strengths and learn to be mindful of each other’s difficult emotions to experience connection and healing. Her special areas of interest include peri-natal mental health, early psychosis, and trauma, which is often one of the hidden causes of many behavioural difficulties and mental health conditions. During her spare time, Zoe loves camping on the beach with her family, bike riding, music and interior design.
“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”