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Private Lives 3 – Media Release

La Trobe University research released today found 57.2% of more than 6,000 surveyed lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people were experiencing high or very high levels of psychological distress, while 41.9% reported thoughts about suicide over the past 12 months.

May 22, 2021 4:05 PM


Exploring good practice use of inclusive group identity labels

This paper presents the most up-to-date research on emerging practices in terminology use, thereby offering an essential resource to organisations wishing to remain in touch with the communities they serve.

April 17, 2021 11:56 AM


Meridian’s Mental Health Services Achieve Accreditation

Meridian has been awarded full accreditation against the National Standards for Mental Health Services!

The National Standards for Mental Health Services (NSMHS) are owned by the Australian Government Department of Health and were developed in 2010 as part of the National Mental Health Strategy. The Standards are outcome oriented and reflect a strong values base, related to human rights, dignity and empowerment.

April 01, 2021 9:47 AM


World AIDS Day 2020 – Media Release

In the lead up to World AIDS Day, Meridian will host a Morning Tea event to engage as a community, to show solidarity with people living with HIV, and to remember those
we have lost to an AIDS-related illness.

October 23, 2020 1:13 PM


CBR Fair Day Impact report 2017 to 2019

Meridian’s CBR Fair Day is a well-loved event on the Canberra events calendar that has been bringing the community together to celebrate Canberra’s Pride Festival and build community cohesion for the last 20 years. Funded by the ACT Health Directorate, CBR Fair Day promotes the creation of safe and supportive communities in which LGBTIQ+ people feel included, affirmed in their gender and sexual identities, and in which they are able to access high-quality and relevant services and information, which is strongly protective of good health and wellbeing.

June 17, 2019 11:26 AM


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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