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All Meridian services and programs will close for the year at 5:00pm 16 December 2022 and reopen at 9:00am on Tuesday 3 January 2023. During this time, we will not be responding to any email, phone, website, social media, or walk-in enquiries. For general information and details on services provided by Meridian, please visit our website www.meridianact.org.au.


Important Note - Waitlist Closed

Meridian Wellbeing Services is currently experiencing unprecedented demand for our Counselling and Psychology supports and our waitlist is now closed.

If you would like to access our services, please complete an online submission via the forms below - we can then let you know when the waitlist is open again in 2023.

We sincerely thank you for your patience during this time of high demand.

You can also email us at [email protected]

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 | qlife.org.au
Lifeline: Open 24/7 | 13 11 14 | lifeline.org.au
Domestic Violence Crisis Service: Open 24/7 | (02) 6280 0900 | dvcs.org.au

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

 



Meridian Wellbeing Services host the ACT’s leading, professional, peer-led counselling service for people living with HIV, people impacted by HIV, LGBTIQA+ people, their families-of-choice, carers and allies. Our qualified team provides confidential counselling for people who are seeking support to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Meridian Wellbeing Services is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and non-judgemental therapeutic environment that values the unique lived experiences of anyone seeking counselling with our team. We welcome members of the community over the age of 15, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, religious belief or economic circumstances.

Services are low cost and charged on a sliding scale based on annual income. Counselling services are free for Health Care Card holders and people living with HIV.

To make an enquiry please contact Meridian Wellbeing Services on 6257 2855, via email at [email protected] or complete our Self-Referral or Client Referral Form.

Self-Referral Form

Client Referral Form

Segments of Care

Due to unprecedented demand and a growing waitlist, Meridian Wellbeing Services has moved to a Segment of Care service model to ensure more clients have the opportunity to access support.

What this means is that your Counselling, Psychology or Social Work support will be focused on your individual wellness goals within a maximum of 6 sessions.

Our Intake Officer will discuss this with you, as will your clinician when planning the best care for you. Once an individual’s Segment of Care comes to a close, they can request to be put back on the waitlist for future Segments of Care as they become available.

 

   
 

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 | qlife.org.au
Lifeline: Open 24/7 | 13 11 14 | lifeline.org.au
Domestic Violence Crisis Service: Open 24/7 | (02) 6280 0900 | dvcs.org.au

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

 
   

 


Meridian acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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