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Ageing

Need assistance navigating My Aged Care? Meridian provides free, friendly and inclusive services supporting older LGBTI+ persons, carers, loved ones and allies to connect and navigate My Aged Care. If you need support taking the first step, or are already registered with My Aged Care and not sure what to do next, we are here to assist. “Ageing is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” -Betty Friedan For LGBTI+ Aged Care Navigator Enquiries, please contact: Sharon Alles / K...

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Organisation History

Established in 1983, the ACT AIDS Action Committee was formed by a group of gay men living in Canberra to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the ACT.  This group then formalised and incorporated in 1986 as the AIDS Action Council of the ACT.  Within a year of being established, the Council recognised the need to work closely with the many impacted communities. Specific projects were established for gay men, injecting drug users, sex workers and people with haemophilia. Care teams, treatments information an...

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Introducing the Meridian brand

We have some exciting news to share, and we want you to hear it first: we’re launching our new name! As our members and volunteers, you’re at the core of our organisation, so we want to give you a sneak peek of what’s to come before we announce anything publicly. As of Tuesday 2 June 2020, the AIDS Action Council will be known as Meridian. The word meridian has many different meanings, and all of them help tell the story of who we are and what we represent: community, health, and action. Meridian lines show...

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Trevor Daley Fund

The Trevor Daley Fund is a community support fund established in 1992 to honour the memory of one of our earliest members and volunteers, Trevor Daley, who died from AIDS-related illness. The Fund provides financial assistance to people living with HIV in times of financial hardship and/or to achieve specific goals and life aspirations. By supporting the Trevor Daley Fund, you provide practical and emotional support to enhance the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS and help community members to...

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Havelock Housing Partnership

29 September 2020 Havelock Housing Association and Meridian join forces to combat homelessness for Trans and gender diverse communities Havelock Housing Association and Meridian recognise the significant benefits of working with a collaborative approach to addressing housing and homelessness issues for the sex and gender diverse communities of Canberra and have signed an MOU committing to their partnership. Philippa Moss CEO Meridian said, “Homelessness is a critical issue for trans, gender diverse and non...

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Learn with Meridian

Our team delivers a huge range of education and training opportunities to schools, community groups and businesses across the Territory and the surrounding region. We take pride in sharing information that prioritises human to human interaction, and endeavours to create a safe community where there is respect for all people, regardless of HIV status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Because of our unique approach to delivering training, our reputation, and the demand for comprehensive and engaging edu...

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Public Cervix Announcement

If you have a cervix, are between the ages of 25 – 74 and have ever been sexually active, then you need to participate in regular cervical screening. Drawing on a campaign developed by Cancer Council Victoria and Thorne Harbour Health, Women’s Centre for Health Matters and Meridian are raising awareness of the importance of regular cervical screening for everybody with a cervix. We are hoping to reignite conversations in our communities about the importance of looking after our bodies. We know that regular...

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Membership

Members of Meridian receive access to discounted safe sex products, information and news on sexual health, can access free services and importantly, support the ongoing work of Meridian. INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS Due to the impacts of COVID-19 on our communities, Membership fees have been reduced for the 2020-2021 Financial Year. General Membership: Individual $15.00 per year (normally $30.00 per year) Volunteer $5.00 per year (normally $15.00 per year) Concession $5.00 per year (normally $15.00 per year) Conc...

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