Lorikeet Centre, our member driven community centre, has been supporting people living with mental illness for 27 years.
Aiming to create a safe space for adults, and an accepting place for anyone in need of support or social connection, Lorikeet Centre is underpinned by the importance of peer relationships, providing a place for people to go, to hang out without judgment, and to be set up with supports if they are in need.
The small team of staff are dedicated to working alongside members to provide practical support and connect people to other services or inclusive opportunities.
Lorikeet Centre also provides some individualised tailored support to people based on their goals and priorities. To this end, members have been assisted to find housing, gain employment, manage tenancy problems, engage with primary health, participate in training and education, and various other challenges.
How Do I Join?
Lorikeet Centre is member based, and you need to complete an application form and understand the code of conduct and your rights and responsibilities to become a member. Once membership is accepted, we will send you a regular newsletter and calendar of events.
At the centre we have facilities and host activities each day, including:
- Participating in gardening at the local community garden
- Art therapy
- A regular walking group
- Spanish lessons.
We also have a commercial kitchen where members assist to prepare a nutritious lunch. Lunch costs $4.60 or you can bring your own.
“It’s good to know that you’ve got a place like Lorikeet. You know you can come here any time of the week and just drop in and have a coffee and a talk and you feel good afterwards. I always feel good as I feel wanted and liked, and people here understand, you know. There’s no judgment at all.”
Hermanna, Lorikeet Centre Member
Lorikeet Centre is located at 104 Cambridge Street, West Leederville 6007. Our office hours are Tuesday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm.
To find out more about becoming a member of the Lorikeet Centre, call us or download an application pack:
For more information, call us on 9237 8951.
Lorikeet Centre Open Your Mind Poetry Competition 2021
The 2021 Open Your Mind Poetry Competition is open to anyone living with mental illness or carer of someone with mental illness living in WA.
With the theme “Strength and Courage to overcome adversity”, the competition is open to anyone living with mental illness or carers of someone with a mental illness living in WA.
Entries close 5:00pm AWST Tuesday 21 September 2021, with winners to be announced during Mental Health Week 2021.