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Meridian Wellbeing Services is partnered with Directions ACT to provide free and confidential counselling for individuals affected by their own or another person’s use of alcohol, drugs or other substance dependence. We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive and non-judgemental therapeutic environment that values the unique lived experiences of anyone seeking alcohol and other drugs counselling.

We welcome members of the community regardless of gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, ability, cultural background or religious belief.

The counsellor will conduct an initial assessment to address the client’s needs and issues and provide the best possible care plan for them. Alcohol and other drug practitioners use a variety of therapeutic approaches including cognitive behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing and person-centred practice, to help clients achieve safer drug use, controlled use or abstinence. The harm reduction approaches aim to reduce the negative consequences associated with alcohol and other drug use and reduce other related risk factors. 

The in-reach AOD counselling will be delivered at Meridian premises.

To make an enquiry, please contact Meridian Wellbeing Services on (02) 6257 0372 or via email at [email protected]

To access the services, please complete one of the following forms.

AOD Self-Referral Form

AOD Client Referral Form



Segments of Care

The in reach AOD Counselling Services adopts a Segment of Care service model. What this means is that your AOD counselling will be focused on your individual wellness goals within a maximum of 4 sessions.

The wait time might apply to AOD Counselling.



Meridian Wellbeing Services is not a crisis service.
We are an appointment-based service and we only respond to phone calls and emails during normal business hours - 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday - Friday.

If you, or someone you know is in crisis please call the numbers below:
In an emergency always contact 000.
Access Mental Health open 24/7 | (02) 6205 1065 or 1800 629 354
QLife: Open 3pm - Midnight | 1800 184 527 |
Lifeline: Open 24/7 | 13 11 14 |
Domestic Violence Crisis Service: Open 24/7 | (02) 6280 0900 |

For those under the age of 25, there are also the following services available:
Kids Helpline: Open 24/7 | 1800 551 800 |
Eheadspace: 1800 650 890 |