Quick Exit

A breakdown of the status of each of Meridians services and supports in the current lockdown.

 

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Activity

Status

Modified work

Counselling Services – Westlund Counselling Ongoing
  • Moved to therapy online via zoom or other platform.
Psychology and Social Work Services - Inclusive Pathways Ongoing for existing clients
  • Online Zoom sessions for existing clients.
  • Waitlist currently closed for new clients – We hope to be able to take new clients by mid to end September.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Ongoing
  • Please contact our service on 0412 882 855.
Victims of Crime Ongoing
  • Moved to therapy online via zoom or other platform.
Group therapy and group supervision Ongoing
  • Moved to online

 

 


 

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Activity

Status

Modified work
Case management Ongoing
Peer Groups Face to face cancelled
  • Weekly email blast to be in contact.
  • Online as required
Request for TDF financial assistance for HIV+ clients Ongoing

 



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NSP/PPE

Activity

Status

Modified work

NSP (needle and Syringe Program) Suspended until further notice
  • Closest Primary NSP is at City Health Centre Cnr Alinga and Moore Streets, Civic Phone: (02) 6143 5800 Open Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm & 1:30pm - 5:00pm
PPE Sales (Condom’s, lube, dams etc) Suspended until further notice  

 

AHM/AOD

Activity

Status

Modified work

SMART Recovery Ongoing
  • Moving forward with online delivery register via the – link here.

 


 

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Activity

Status

Modified work

SWOP Outreach Suspended until further notice
Peer group meetings in peer only spaces Ongoing
Information and referral Ongoing

 


 

Activity

Status

Modified work

Training delivery (face-to-face) Suspended until further notice
  • Training clients are encouraged to adopt online delivery where possible. Assistance and advice available should there be technical barriers.
Training delivery (online) LGBTIQ+ Awareness and Inclusion Ongoing online
LGBTIQA+ specialist training topics including AOD, Mental Health, DFV, Sport & Recreation Ongoing online
HIV Awareness Training Ongoing online
Sex worker awareness training Ongoing online

 

LGBTIQ+ & Aged Care

Activity

Status

Modified work

Aged Care (Silver Rainbow training) Face-to-face Suspended until further notice
  • Training clients are encouraged to adopt online delivery where possible. Assistance and advice available should there be technical barriers
Aged Care (Silver Rainbow training) Online In development
Aged Care (ACSN) Ongoing

 


 

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Community Peer Programs

Activity

Status

Modified work

Encampment Contact AGA for more information
  • Program proceeding with a truncated online version
Peer Mentor Development Program Partially suspended
Wednesday Club – same sex attracted women’s peer group Suspended
Disibili-TEA Ongoing online
  • Program moving to online and members carefully monitored. Members may need extra assistance due to barriers and vulnerability. Contact kate.wood @meridianact.org.au

 

Volunteering

Activity

Status

Modified work

General volunteer Program (face to face) Suspended until further notice
  • Outreach program reactivated with selected volunteers and members being contacted in order to check in and offer assistance if needed.

 


 

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 184 527
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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