Care and support

Find help balancing your studies, work and personal life

Not feeling the best? Feeling a little anxious, out of sorts or stressed can be part of adjusting to the life of a busy student. At times, you may not be too sure where to find help or where to go.

We provide someone to talk to in a confidential, supportive environment, and can help you with a variety of issues, including:

  • problems with your study
  • conduct concerns
  • advice on making a complaint
  • reporting options
  • on-campus support
  • seeking emergency financial and housing support
  • and more

It’s important to remember if your mental health is affecting your studies, the sooner you seek help, the sooner support can be provided. We’ll discuss with you the various support available on and off campus and help you book appointments if needed. You can also bring along a friend or support person with you, and if you’re unable to come to campus, an alternate location can be arranged.

Come have a chat with us about what's concerning you by visiting Student Wellbeing reception, First Floor, Student Central or call 6488 2423. If you are wishing to disclose impacts of sexual assault or harassment, please email

UWA zero tolerance policy

UWA has a zero tolerance policy towards unacceptable behaviour such as bullying, violence, harassment or sexual assault. We’re experienced in listening to people impacted by sexual violence and harm, and can help you decide what you’d like to do and can connect you with specialist support and reporting options.


Talk to your Unit Coordinator

Sometimes a conversation with your unit coordinator may seem a little difficult, but it is always best to chat with them if you are concerned. Use the conversation to find out where you are up to and gain advice on how to improve. Even though this may be difficult, it is better to have the conversation soon, rather than waiting until the week of exams or assessments. Our Welfare Officers are available to chat to if you are not sure how to approach your concern.


Study Support Fund

If you’re struggling financially and have exceptional circumstances that risk your ability to continue your study, our team may be able to provide financial assistance. The UWA Study Support fund is available to support full-time and part-time eligible students with grants from $500 to $1500. View the UWA Student Finance webpage to assess your eligibility and to download the application form.

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