The Living Room

If you are feeling worried, stressed or upset, get support now by dropping into The Living Room for a chat.

You don't need to make an appointment - there's always someone available to listen and help. 

Where: Shenton House 
When:  Monday to Friday, from 11am to 4pm

Who can visit The Living Room?

All UWA students are welcome to drop-in to The Living Room located at Shenton House. Come and visit The Living Room if you're:

  • Feeling lonely or homesick

  • Worrying

  • Grieving

  • Feeling down or troubled

  • Feeling unsure about study or work

  • Feeling upset because of uni, work, friends, family or other relationships

  • On the waitlist for an appointment with counselling or other health services

What can I expect when I visit?

You’ll be met by one of our friendly team who’ll ask you a few questions about the challenges you’re having and how they can best support you. You may also want to be linked with other support services.

The Living Room offers:

  • Respite from pressure and strain (unwind and de-stress)

  • A place to feel listened to and understood

  • Short-term support

  • Information on mental health and wellbeing

  • Connection to appropriate services and activities - on campus or in the community

The Living Room provides short-term support and information but it’s not a counselling service. If you need longer-term counselling or psychological help, the team will help you explore your options.

The Living Room team 

The team includes trained UWA Peer Supporters who vary in culture, age, language, area of study, gender and personality yet they all share a common passion for supporting students. Also onsite to lend a hand are clinical support leaders who have extensive experience in mental health.

In partnership with the Young Lives Matter Foundation

The concept for The Living Room originated from the inaugural Chair of the Young Lives Matter Foundation UWA, Mr Ronald W. Woss AM. Acknowledging the University as an important setting to promote, support and sustain positive mental health and wellbeing, while addressing common stressors for students and facilitating timely connection to services at times of adversity.

The Young Lives Matter Foundation is one of UWAs flagship mental health projects, spanning the research, education and community engagement portfolios. The primary objective is to utilise data, evidence and lived experience to advance the welfare of our community through targeted investment in world-class mental health and wellbeing research.

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