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Holiday Wellbeing Tips for LGBTIQA+ Folks

The holidays are a time for celebration and joy, however we know that they can also be a challenging time for many LGBTIQA+ folks. The Meridian Wellbeing team have shared some tips on how to look after ourselves, prioritise joy and center our needs this holiday season. Remember to reach out for support if you need and access the crisis services listed.



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Meridian is not a crisis service. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please use the contacts 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 emergency food, accommodation or other supports visit: or

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 |

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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