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Relationship Skills

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Women’s Health

Meridian is committed to improving health and wellbeing services and supports for women across the spectrum of sex and gender diversity and who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to women. This includes women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, gay, queer, asexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex. In 2019, Women’s Centre for Health Matters with support from Meridian (formerly AIDS Action Council) published a report on health and health needs of same-sex attracted women in the ACT. View...

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Our Patron: John Mackay

In 2015 the AIDS Action Council welcomed John Mackay as the first official organisational patron. Mr Mackay continues to make an invaluable contribution towards achieving the goals of Meridian by transferring the innovative and proactive attitude evident throughout his considerable career to combat discrimination and improve public awareness of HIV/AIDS. Mr Mackay was inspired to join Meridian after the death of two of his brothers from AIDS-related illnesses within weeks of one another. It was during this...

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LGBQW Research Snapshot (2019)

LGBQW 2019 Research Snapshot

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LGBTIQA+ Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Thursday 28 May 2020 is the inaugural LGBTIQA+ Domestic Violence Awareness Day to be recognised across Australia. The Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) and Meridian (formerly AIDS Action Council) are working in partnership to promote the day and draw awareness of the occurrence of domestic and family violence experienced by the LGBTIQA+ community. DVCS Chief Executive, Sonia Di Mezza said “Domestic violence happens to LGBTIQA+ people in their relationships too. It’s not just physical violence, but als...

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World AIDS 2020 – Hope is Vital

This World AIDS Day, we spoke to two inspirational women about their relationship with HIV. Manu Bhat is a HIV positive woman living in India, and Dr Niveditha Manokaran is a Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV clinician living in Sydney. We spoke about their relationship with Dr Suniti Solomon, a late HIV specialist who began matchmaking her HIV+ patients who struggled to find love and marriage.  

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Young People

Meridian Youth provides support, education, and health and wellbeing promotion to young LGBTIQA+ people aged 15-25 in the Canberra region. Meridian Youth collaborates with other youth organisations and schools in the Canberra region to provide support and education regarding engagement and supporting LGBTIQA+ youth. On the Facebook and Instagram pages, Meridian Youth has launched its sexual health and wellbeing campaign. This campaign works to promote sexual health literacy and education on healthy relation...

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About Us

WE ARE MERIDIAN: WE ARE A COMMUNITY-CONTROLLED, PEER-LED ORGANISATION THAT PROVIDES HEALTH AND SOCIAL SUPPORT SERVICES TO OUR COMMUNITY. WE CELEBRATE DIVERSITY, STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY, AND EMPOWER INDIVIDUALS TO LIVE THEIR BEST LIVES. COMMUNITY, HEALTH, AND ACTION ARE THE CORE OF MERIDIAN AND HOW WE WORK. COMMUNITY We bring our community together to celebrate and nurture the rich diversity within our communities and to strengthen our collective resilience against the adverse effects of stigma, discrimination...

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Jobs

PSYCHOLOGIST | Part-time (0.4 FTE) Contract to 30 September 2021 Applications close: 5pm Wednesday 7 April 2021 Position Description | Information for applicants We are seeking an experienced Psychologist to join the Meridian Wellbeing Services team. The Psychologist will be responsible for delivering culturally sensitive mental health services to LGBTIQA+ people aged 16 years and over. The position is offered until 30 September 2021 with the possibility of renewal. For further information please contact To...

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LGBTIQ+ Health

At Meridian, we’re about celebrating diversity and strengthening community. We empower our LGBTIQ+ community members to live their best lives and live them proudly. We recognise that every individual is unique and that our differences are what make us who we are. A hub of community connection and service provision, Meridian is a safe space where people with different needs and identities can come together and get support. It’s a place where people can express their whole selves, knowing they will be seen, h...

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