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
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.
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.