Mental Health Hub
The Blackstone Society recognises 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.
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 law 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.
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 (it doesn't go on your record) and accept drop-ins. You never have to wait more than a business day to see someone. If you’re feeling troubled, this is a great starting point.
Location: UWA Guild Village, 1st 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.
Location: 2nd Floor, South Wing, UWA 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 counsellors could help. The service is professional and confidential, it’s also free of charge!
Location: 1st Floor, UWA 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, have a chat to the disability service team.
Location: 1st Floor, Student Central (accessible via lift).
UWA Law School Staff and Students
Law school staff are always available if you need some advice on units or just need to talk. Ms Meredith Blake is the Deputy Head of School (Students) and is available to speak to students who are really struggling.
Law students are also here to help you out. Please click here to find the contact details of the 2018 Blackstone Committee. Or if you are unsure of where to start, please get in contact with the Wellness VP Lauren Jackson.
AUSTRALIAN LAW STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION WELLBEING PUBLICATIONS
Studying law is challenging no matter where you study! Please click here to read tips, tricks, and guides on student wellbeing from law students throughout the country through ALSA.