Mental Health and Wellbeing Services
Which service is right for me?
The Living Room
Feeling stressed, worried or lonely? At The Living Room, you can drop in, no appointment necessary, for a chat with a Peer Supporter.
Email us about your safety, academic, wellbeing and reporting options after an incident of sexual assault or domestic violence.
If you are struggling with a more complex issue, or could use some extra support, make a free appointment with a psychologist.
We're committed to your wellbeing
Our program of student mental health and wellbeing services was recently accredited by external assessors against national standards, one of the first to receive this endorsement in Australia.
This means that you can be confident that your mental health service will be safe, evidence-informed, and of the highest quality.
Emergency and after hours support
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis call the Mental Health Emergency Response Line 24/7 on 1300 555 788
If you need someone to talk to, call Lifeline WA 24/7 on 13 11 14
If you're in an emergency or life-threatening situation call 000
Workshops are currently unavailable. This information will be updated when workshops are on offer again.
We take your privacy and confidentiality seriously.
- The law gives you certain privacy rights in relation to the information that you give our service.
- We need your consent to collect personal information so that we can provide you with appropriate help and support. Please ensure your details are current.
- When required, relevant details may be discussed by team members involved in your care or anonymously during peer consultation.
- Information obtained from you will not be disclosed to others without your informed consent unless there is a risk of harm to yourself or others or if there is a legal requirement or obligation to do so.
- Your data will be securely stored; and de-identified for the purpose of service development.
- The nature and limits of confidentiality can be explained to you in more detail as required.
Information for Carers
Our Mental Health Service (MHS) is guided by the Mental Health Statement of Rights and Responsibilities from the Australian Government Department of Health, specifically Part V: The rights and responsibilities of carers and support persons.
Our MHS adheres to the Carer’s Recognition Act (2004) and Western Australian Carers Charter;
- Carers must be treated with respect and dignity.
- The role of carers must be recognised by including carers in the assessment, planning, delivery and review of services that impact on them and the role of carers.
- The views and needs of carers must be taken into account along with the views, needs and best interests of people receiving care when decisions are made that impact on carers and the role of carers.
- Complaints made by carers in relation to services that impact on them and the role of carers must be given due attention and consideration.
Finding help outside the University
There are many services in the community that may be useful to you. One of the most appropriate is to access a Mental Health Care Plan through your doctor.
- Helping Minds offers free support to family and friends of people living with mental health challenges across WA.
- Carers WA offers a range of services providing practical and emotional support for family carers.
- 1800RESPECT offers support if you or someone you know is experiencing violence or abuse, call 1800 737 732 or chat online.
- Headspace offers support to young people aged from 12 to 25 years to reduce the impact of depression, anxiety, stress, alcohol and drug use, and to improve relationship issues associated with sexuality, sexual health, families, and bullying.
- Beyond Blue provides a range of self-help tools and apps for depression, anxiety and related mental health concerns.
- Black Dog Institute provides information and a series of online self-help tools and apps suitable for any device.
- Butterfly Foundation provides a range of services from information to treatment programs for eating disorders and body image issues.
- QLife is Australia’s first nationally oriented counselling and referral service for people who are LGBTQIA+. It provides nationwide, early intervention, peer-supported telephone and web-based services.
- SANE Australia provides mental health awareness, online peer support and information, stigma reduction, specialist helpline support, research and advocacy.
- The Desk offers a comprehensive set of online resources to support uni students to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing.
- Moodgym has a series of interactive resources particularly aimed at addressing depression and/or anxiety.
- Smiling Mind App assists with mindfulness meditation.
- My Wellbeing Mate App provides access to helplines, websites, guides, videos, inspiring talks, apps and more.
- The Western Australian government can help you find appropriate services for your needs.