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Inclusive Pathways (Psychology) is funded by the Capital Health Network (CHN) to provide free psychological therapies and social and emotional wellbeing support to eligible LGBTIQA+ people in the ACT.

Inclusive Pathways provides quality, accessible and culturally safe mental health support for people of diverse sexualities and genders, people with variations in sex characteristics and people exploring or uncertain of their gender identity, expression or sexuality.

Inclusive Pathways uses a dynamic, strengths-based, person-centred and affirming model of care. Our psychologists are experienced in working with LGBTIQA+ communities and ensuring individuals get the right care and support at the right time.

 

Service Eligibility Criteria

  • Age: 16 years old and above
  • Currently living, working, or studying in the ACT
  • LGBTIQA+ people, people questioning/exploring identity and/or sexuality
  • Have a Mental Health Treatment Plan (less than 12 months old)

 

Scope of Practice

Please note that the below is currently out of our scope of practice:

  • Couple Counselling – while we do not see couples, we can provide individual support on relationship challenges. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
  • Diagnostic assessments.
  • Gender Affirmation HRT Letter / Surgery Letter for people under 18 years of age.
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)

 

Segments of Care

Meridian Wellbeing Services provides counselling and psychology support tailored to your specific needs, focusing on achieving your wellbeing goals. The segment of care model is designed to increase client access and cater to various support needs.

Depending on your goals, you can access between 4 to 8 sessions. The exact number of sessions will be collaboratively determined with your clinician.

Upon completing a segment of care, you can re-engage by submitting another referral, subject to a maximum of 12 sessions per 12-month period.

Wait time between Segments of Care will vary from time to time.

 


 

The current waiting time for Inclusive Pathways (Psychology) Services is at least 4 weeks. 

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

Self-Referral Form  Client Referral Form

To make an enquiry, please contact Meridian Wellbeing Services on (02) 6257 0372 or via email 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/