Balance My Life

Healthy body, healthy mind! Take control of how you feel throughout the semester with access to support services. Use your free UWA Sport membership and keep fit and active.


Sport and recreation

Staying fit and healthy is just as good for your mind as it is for your body. Put your free UWA Sport membership to good use with all the facilities and classes available to you. From badminton, swimming and the gym to yoga, Pilates and Zumba, we've got your fitness needs covered and heaps of options for you to get out and about at Uni.

Meditation and mindfulness

In 2018, St Catherine's will be launching a Wellness Program. The program includes a series of workshops, events, and opportunities designed to promote physical and mental wellness. We have piloted the program in Semester 2 2017 with workshops such as 'Wednesdays with Sa,' which an hour of guided relaxation, meditation and mindfulness. Sa is a counsellor and healer and throughout the hour delivers tips and strategies for dealing with stress, relaxing and being present. Each activity is accompanied by an explanation and the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback.


See a doctor

The University Medical Centre is a fully equipped and accredited health service providing safe, high quality and confidential health care to the UWA community.

Speak with a councellor

The University Counselling and Psychological Service provides professional and confidential service free of charge to students of the University of Western Australia. We recognise there is a range of personal and academic concerns which can have an impact upon your ability to study effectively. Our aim is to help you better manage these concerns and continue to succeed with your studies.



Here at St Catherine's, we pride ourselves on our sense of community and support. While there'll always be a friend at every corner of the College, staff are also always around to have a chat, be it about that one difficult group mate at university or future career prospects or any worries you may have. All you have to do is to knock on a door!

Coping with failure

University can get stressful and life can be difficult sometimes but it is important to remember that you are never alone when you're at St Catherine's. There will always be people and resources ready to help you get where you need to be. You just have to be strong, be resilient, and believe that you can do it.