LGBTIQA+ health: alcohol and drugs

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Alcohol and drugs counselling and support.

What is it?

Counselling and support service for people who would like to talk about the concerns or impacts of their alcohol and drug use in a confidential, non-judgmental and queer-affirmative space. 

This free service is known as Q Health.

We’re committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, gender diverse, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQA+) communities. All QHealth counsellors are LGBTIQA+ identifying.

Who can access this service?

LGBTIQA+ people, couples or families living in the Moreland, Brimbank, Darebin, Hume, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Wyndham or Yarra areas.

No mental health care plan is needed.


It's free.

Do I need a referral?

No. You do not need a referral to access this program.

You can refer yourself to the service, and we also take referrals from service providers. 


Support may also be provided in the community, however this is limited to some areas. Get in touch to find out more.

Make a booking

Call 1300 637 744 or email

More information

What kind of support do you offer?

Sessions are driven by support needs linked to alcohol and drug use either directly or not directly. This may include support for relationship and family breakdown, experiences of discrimination and mental and/or physical health issues.

How often will I/we need to come?

This will be discussed with your counsellor and can range from weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Are you accessibility friendly?  

Yes. Lift and ramps are available for disability access.

This service is funded by North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network under the Primary Health Networks Programme – an Australian Government Initiative.  

Merri Health is a Rainbow Tick accredited organisation. We're an inclusive and safe service provider.

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