Meridian is Canberra’s leading community-controlled organisation taking action to prevent HIV, improve the health and wellbeing of people impacted by HIV and LGBTIQ+ people, and create safe and inclusive communities.
Meridian works to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQA+ individuals, families and communities. Meridian’s Wellbeing Services provide high-quality, person-centred counselling and mental health supports. Meridian provides education and training to mainstream organisations and communities to increase the awareness and inclusion of LGBTIQ+ communities and specialises in training for LGBTIQA+ awareness training for AOD, mental health, ageing and aged care, disability and participation in sport.
Meridian increases access to HIV and STI prevention, testing, and treatment. Meridian provides targeted health promotion activities, runs community events, and provides peer-led support services and activities for people living with and at risk of HIV.
Meridian works with the community to celebrate and nurture their rich diversity and to strengthen their collective resilience against the adverse effects of stigma and discrimination and the impacts of minority stress.