Team member:

Laura Vlais


Practice Manager


Perth, Western Australia



About me:

Hey, I’m Laura. It’s lovely to meet you. 

Mental health plays such an integral role in our lives, yet we overlook and avoid starting conversation about how that can change. Being part of an industry that encourages that conversation, as well as providing a space for people to feel comfortable and speak up, is an an amazing and motivating place to be. 

I began my venture into mental health in Sydney, working as an intake officer for a psychology and counselling service that connected a network of 45+ psychologists, social workers and psychotherapists. Whilst working at Freedom Co, I have been working as a Mental Health Support Worker for people living with complex mental illness.

Best way to spend the day off?

Turning off alarms and sleeping in. Spending time with family and friends or doing something nice and relaxing for myself.

What's your favourite podcast?

As much as I would love to say that I listen to podcasts all the time, I usually listen to one episode before going back to music. But here are three favourites of mine:

  • Unlocking Us with Bene Brown.
  • Where Should We Begin? By Esther Perel.
  • Going Mental with Eileen Kelly.

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