Lorikeet Centre, our member-driven community centre, has been supporting people mental health challenges 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 to apply for a Lorikeet membership
Step 1: Attend an information session
- It is essential to attend an information session at Lorikeet to start the process of the application.
- Lorikeet runs an information session approximately every 3-4 months.
- Spaces are strictly limited, and you will need to book in to attend.
- When we reach capacity for the information session, we will not be able to accept any last-minute inclusions. You can just register your interest for the next available session by email to email@example.com or call 9237 8951.
- As with all new applications for Lorikeet membership, people who have limited to no supports will have preference to those who do.
Step 2: Complete the membership application form
- Once you have attended the information session and you are still interested in becoming a member, an application pack will be provided to you to complete at a later date.
- There is a section of the pack that requires a clinical professional to complete. (e.g. doctor, psychologist), and is an essential part for lodging your application.
- Email or drop the completed application pack to Lorikeet reception.
Step 3: Attend a mini interview
- Once received and reviewed, we will contact you to arrange a mini interview where a staff member will go through the completed paperwork with yourself.
- The mini interview will also consist of a risk assessment which is standard for anyone wanting to join Lorikeet.
- Applicants who have limited to no supports will have preference to those who do.
Our next information session
If you would like to find out the next available information session or you require any more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9237 8951.