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.
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...
LGBTI Aged Care Awareness Training – creating a more inclusive Aged Care Sector.
The Silver Rainbow LGBTI Aged Care Awareness Training Project is managed by the National LGBTI Health Alliance. It is being delivered collaboratively with project partners across every state and territory in Australia. Silver Rainbow is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.
Meridian is proud to partner with the National LGBTI Health Alliance to deliver LGBTI Aged Care Awareness Training in the ACT. Thi...
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...
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.”
For LGBTI+ Aged Care Navigator Enquiries, please contact:
Sharon Alles / K...
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...
In February 2016, the Prevention Access Campaign released the Undetectable = Untransmissable (U=U) statement. This was based on accumulating research from the early 2000s. In the context of three major studies published in the last two years, over 450 organisations from more than 65 countries have now endorsed the statement. These include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the International AIDS Society (IAS) and the British HIV Association (BHIVA).
These studies provide robust evidence t...
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SEXUAL HEALTH TESTING
Not all STIs have noticeable symptoms – the only way to be sure is to get a sexual health test.
Most STIs are easily treated after being diagnosed, but not all STIs have a cure.
Getting a sexual health test is a simple and effective way to take care of yourself and your sexual partner/s. Everyone who has sex with casual sexual partners should have a sexual health check at least once a year. People who inject drugs should also test regularly.
Where to Test...
Meridian provides a variety of services to people impacted by HIV and AIDS. Services currently offered include:
We provide case management for people living with HIV. We can support you through a variety of challenges that life presents, including accessing healthcare services, housing, and government services. We provide advocacy services and can help you respond to any instances of unfair treatment.
Peer support activities include: