The Tertiary Alcohol Project, or TAP, aims give UWA students the knowledge, skills and support to make informed and healthy choices in regard to alcohol consumption.
The TAP was developed by the Health Promotion Unit in 2003 and involves a number of initiatives for students ranging from awareness-building and education to treatment for problematic alcohol and other drug use.
The TAP places a primary focus on preventing alcohol-related harm through provision of education and training, while advocating for the environmental support required for students to make healthy and safe choices.
The Health Promotion Unit provides a number of services for UWA students to determine the harm associated with their personal alcohol consumption, and provides support for those who wish to set goals to change.
A confidential online alcohol self-assessment, providing a personalised snapshot of the risks and costs associated with your current alcohol consumption. The assessment takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and explores factors related to your alcohol use including physical and mental health, genetics and financial burden.
Brief alcohol intervention sessions are run on an individual basis either by a member of the Health Promotion Unit or a trained student counsellor.
Sessions take approximately 15 minutes and explore how your consumption compares to other UWA students, possible benefits and costs of changing your drinking behaviour and useful strategies for making meaningful change.
Interventions are available at outreach events, or a free and confidential appointment can be made by contacting the Health Promotion Unit.
The Health Promotion Unit endevours to support students with existing or developing alcohol and other drug issues.
The UWA Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling Service is provided by the Palmerston Association Inc.
Appointments are confidential and free of charge for UWA students and staff wishing to discuss issues related to their own use or the use by significant others.
To make an appointment with the Alcohol and Other Drugs Counsellor, contact the UWA Medical Centre on (+61 8) 6488 2118.