St John Ambulance Western Australia provides access to professional psychological support for all employees and volunteers. Our external professional affiliates are all registered or clinical psychologists and have a deep understanding of our workforce. They have expertise in areas such as trauma, stress, anxiety, grief, children, adolescents and families, and they employ a therapeutic, treatment-based approach.
St John Ambulance WA provides six sessions per year free of charge with one of our listed affiliates. These sessions are not shared within a family: each eligible family member can receive six sessions.
Extra sessions may be requested by the external provider by making direct contact with the Wellbeing and Support team. If extra sessions are not granted, the Wellbeing and Support work with the provider or the individual to access Medicare-supported services with the same provider.
Every contact – call, visit or email – is kept strictly confidential.
The process to access support varies depending on your location.
If you’re in the Perth metropolitan area, here’s the step-by-step process to directly contact an external professional provider.
If you’re in Country – Regional Western Australia – you can access support with these steps:
Several care providers offer video and telephone support for those who can not access support in person. You can find a dedicated list here of these care providers.
Several resources are included on this website to help raise awareness, provide support options and further understanding on topics ranging from stress and grief to mindfulness. Find out more here.