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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.
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.Read more