The member assistance programme, also known as an employee assistance program (EAP), offers support with personal and work-related issues that may impact your job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being.
This programme is delivered by Converge International and offers independent and confidential professional counselling to support your well-being in the workplace and in your personal life. The Law Society provides members with up to three free sessions per membership year to this service.
Members also have complimentary access to resources via a web portal to help manage career, life, finances and health and well-being issues.
The programme is designed to assist you in meeting the challenges and demands of your work and personal life. A professional counselling service offers confidential, short-term support for a variety of work-related and personal problems that may be affecting you at work or at home. The programme gives you access to qualified professionals to help with a range of issues and concerns, including:
- Interpersonal conflict and tension
- Work-related stress
- Changes in your work environment
- Harassment and grievances
- Relationship or family matters
- Personal and emotional stress
- Grief and bereavement
- Career issues
- Mental health concerns
- Personal crisis or trauma
Accessing the service
To access this service over the phone or to make an appointment to see a consultant for a face-to-face session please call 1300 687 327.
Services are available 24 hours, 7 days a week, to facilitate enquiries, booking requests and to provide assistance in crisis situations.
As a member you can access counselling assistance for up to 3 sessions per year, your details will not be passed on to anyone at the Law Society.
To access the web portal please log in to the Members Portal > Member Resources > LawCare WA for the login details.
Specialised support - NEW
The Law Society of Western Australia understands that people face many challenges in their lives and that sometimes these require specialised support. We believe the counsellors providing this support should be specialists with specific social or cultural experience, knowledge and understanding.
LawCare offers access to one session of specialist support per annum (available during business hours only).
Specialist Support Helplines:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples helpline:
Domestic and Family Violence Helpline:
This service involves you speaking with a counsellor either face-to-face, over the telephone or via the internet.
Support is available 24 hours, 7 days per week year-round. Scheduled appointments generally occur during business hours. After hours there is access to telephone counselling and emergency support.
Your first session with a counsellor generally lasts about one hour. During this time, you will talk about the key issues that brought you to counselling.
Talking with a counsellor can help you to identify and resolve issues that may be causing you difficulty. It is possible you may be feeling stressed or overwhelmed with work or personal commitments and sometimes it is hard to know what to do or who to talk to, particularly about concerns you would like to keep private.
Counselling is most effective when you decide to make the time to understand and work through issues that are preventing you from leading the life you want. Counselling is not about giving advice. It is about helping you to understand your situation and to find answers that work for you.
All counsellors are qualified professionals with extensive experience in their speciality areas. The team of specialists include registered psychologists, social workers, specialist counsellors, pastoral care counsellors, careers coaches, vocational counsellors, HR specialists, management coaches, financial counsellors, and lifestyle and nutrition coaches.
Yes. Confidentiality and privacy are important. The counselling service is provided by Converge International, and your details will not be discussed with anyone without your permission. Converge International provides periodical reports to the Law Society but they do not identify any individual information.
This service is provided by Converge International.
Disclaimer: The Law Society does not warrant or guarantee the LawCare WA services provided by the third-party provider and are not liable in relation to any aspect of the services they may provide to you. The Law Society shall not be liable for any damages or costs of any type arising out of or in any way connected with your use of these services.
Information is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. Please consult your doctor or healthcare provider for advice about a medical condition.