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 provides support, information and referrals regarding members’ goals and priorities. We have community agencies visit regularly so members know how to access them and get the information they need to help in their recovery.
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
- Recovery groups such as wellbeing and self-esteem
- Healthy eating classes
- Photography classes
- Poetry workshops (once a month) and
- We often have financial wellbeing classes provided by Uniting Care.
We also have a commercial kitchen where we provide a nutritious lunch at a cost of $4.60, or you can bring your own lunch.
Lorikeet Centre is located at 104 Cambridge Street, West Leederville 6007. Our office hours are Tuesday to Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm.
“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
How do I become a member?
Thank you for your interest in applying for membership at the Lorikeet Centre.
We are not accepting new members until October 2022. However, our next information session for potential members will be held in July.
To find out more, give us a call on 9237 8951.