In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000


Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call

131126

Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Digital Stories


In 2012 Disability ACT funded a digital story telling project for school leavers. This provided an opportunity for people to capture their own unique stories on a short 3-5 minute DVD. Participants reflected on their skills, characteristics, interests and dreams; and this information was then presented in a digital format.

Nine young people with a disability participated in the workshops. This audio-visual ‘snapshot’ of each person can assist with the goal of “telling my story once”. It can also be used as an introductory tool for prospective employers; involvement in activities; connecting with community or just to keep as a memento.

  1. Andrew's StoryExternal Link
  2. Dainis' StoryExternal Link
  3. Damien's StoryExternal Link
  4. Drew's StoryExternal Link
  5. Hayden's StoryExternal Link
  6. Jackson's StoryExternal Link
  7. Joshua's StoryExternal Link
  8. Kaitlyn's StoryExternal Link
  9. Luke's StoryExternal Link
  10. Rachael's StoryExternal Link
  11. Ryan's StoryExternal Link
  12. Sarah's StoryExternal Link
  13. William's StoryExternal Link
  14. Chris' StoryExternal Link
  15. Caitlin's StoryExternal Link

The Enhanced Service Offer (ESO) grants Digital Stories project was funded to identify people who received grants and were keen to share their stories. The videos capture the changes people experienced through the ESO process and as they made choices and exercised control over some of their supports and services.

As the process began to take shape, transformations were observed for all the storytellers as they confronted personal challenges.
The outcome was poignant and powerful stories and discernible growth and increased opportunities for some of the storytellers. Apart from their unique and personal value, the finished products provide great material to stimulate other people with disabilities and their families about how they could do things differently to live more included lives.

Chris's StoryExternal Link
Corinna's StoryExternal Link
Finding VeraExternal Link
The Lion and the MonsterExternal Link