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


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


24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Rachael Stevens

2016 - ACT Young Woman of the Year

A survivor of a suicide attempt, anorexia and child abuse, Rachael Stevens uses her words and art to change young people’s lives for the better. Rachael was just 15 years old when a diagnosis of anorexia derailed her life.
At 17, Rachael was told she was more likely to lose her life to mental illness than recover.

Now a youth mental health advocate and author of The Skeleton Diaries, Rachael shares her story of resilience and hope with others. Rachael voluntarily visits young people in schools across the ACT, shedding light on a hidden illness and encouraging them rewrite their story.

Her workshops and talks have inspired thousands not to give up despite challenges and seek help if they are struggling. With steadfast commitment, Rachael is focused on suicide prevention, health promotion and early intervention, empowering the next generation to seek support before they reach crisis.

She offers her real-life example of why a person’s past does not have to be a permanent prison which disqualifies them from having incredible future.