Meridian is committed to improving health and wellbeing services and supports for women across the spectrum of sex and gender diversity and who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to women. This includes women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, gay, queer, asexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex.
In 2019, Women’s Centre for Health Matters with support from Meridian published a report on health and health needs of same-sex attracted women in the ACT.
View the Research Snapshot and the full report on the WCHM website.
The Wednesday Club
The Wednesday Club is a 6 week program for queer women* aged 35 and over to meet and discuss contemporary issues facing queer women today. Focusing on sexual identity, community, relationships and their negotiation and sex-positivity.
If you are interested in attending or would like more information, send an email to [email protected] and the coordinator will get back to you.
*Includes cis, trans and non-binary people who identify as a woman or with the feminine.
Meridian Sexual Health Links:
Counselling and Wellbeing
Meridian Wellbeing Services provides professional, safe and inclusive counselling for women, their families and allies seeking support to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Our Counsellors are very experienced in providing support on: sexual orientation and gender identity; emotional and physical health; relationships; and employment. Find out more about Counselling here.
Sobar: SMART Recovery provides weekly online group catch-ups for LBTIQ+ women in Canberra to take control of their relationship with alcohol. Hosted by a SMART accredited facilitator with the support of counselling staff, this health promotion program created by Meridian and funded by ACT Health helps community members check-in, focus on their goals and maintain positive behaviours around alcohol consumption.
Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS)
If you or someone you know is in a life-threatening situation, please call the police on 000.
Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCSACT) provides intervention services for LGBTIQ+ community members experiencing domestic violence. To access this service call 02 6280 0900 (24/7 telephone service). You are welcome to call reverse charges. If it isn’t urgent, another contact option is to email [email protected]; this email is only monitored during business hours.
Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT)
SHFPACT delivers clinical services, supports and education programs on sexual and reproductive health.
Women’s Centre for Health Matters
Women’s Centre for Health Matters works to improve women’s health and wellbeing in the ACT and surrounding region through health promotion, social research, community development, capacity building, information provision, education and advocacy. https://www.womenshealthmatters.org.au/