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
Where: Reid Library, Ground Floor
When: Thursdays, from 5pm to 7pm
Who can visit The Living Room?
All UWA students are welcome to drop-in to The Living Room located at Shenton House and Reid Library.
Come and visit The Living Room if you're:
Feeling stressed or lonely
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
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.
Accredited Mental Health Service
The University of Western Australia has achieved professional accreditation for its unique approach to mental health and wellbeing services, making it one of the first programs of its kind to be endorsed in Australia.
Accredited by Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) against the National Standards for Mental Health Services.
Chair of the Young Lives Matter Foundation, Mr Ronald W. Woss AM, first came up with the idea for The Living Room, imagining a space that could 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. Their primary objective is to utilise data, evidence and lived experience to advance the welfare of our community.
The Living Room has been supported by a grant from Lotterywest and Local Drug Action Groups (Inc).