Wellness & Mental Health

The Blackstone Society recognizes that mental health and wellness are imperative to law students. Wellness is more then a state of mind, and it’s more then asking someone periodically if they’re okay. Law school can be challenging and there are times when you will experience levels of stress you never thought possible.

Statistics indicate that attributes of the typical law student, combined with the competitive environment of law school will increase the likelihood of students experiencing higher levels of anxiety, stress and depression. In fact, research suggests that as many as 1 in 5 students experience elevated anxiety and depressive symptoms.

With this in mind, the Wellness portfolio aspires to improve the law school culture to become a more supportive and less stressful environment. Through an array of initiatives, events and workshops, the Wellness team hopes to equip students with skills to reduce stress and promote the wealth of health resources available on campus.

Wellness toolbox

Student assist

This is one of the best kept secrets on campus as their team of officers can talk you through academic, financial and welfare concerns. They are an independent service and are accept drop ins. If you’re feeling troubled, this is a great starting point.

For more information visit www.uwastudentguild.com/assist

Location: Guild Student Centre, Ground Floor.

UWA Medical Centre

Are you feeling under the weather physically or emotionally? If you visit a GP, the appointment is free with students who have an OSHC or medicare card.

For more information and to book an appointment vist http://www.student.uwa.edu.au/life/health/medical-centre  (Free for students with OSHC/ Medicare Card)

Location: 2nd Floor, South Wing, Guild Village

UWA Counselling and Psychological Services

If you’re uncertain about how to manage a personal or academic issue and would like some advice, perhaps a chat to the friendly UWA counselors could help. The service is professional and confidential, it’s also free of charge!

For more information visit http://www.student.uwa.edu.au/life/health/counselling

Location: 1st Floor, Student Central

Uni Access- Disability Services

If you require some practical assistance for study or exams due to a disability or medical condition, or are unsure if you should seek assistance, come talk to the disability service team.

For more information visit http://www.student.uwa.edu.au/life/health/uniaccess

Location: 1st Floor, Student Central