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

Sophie Hope

2016 - ACT Young Australian of the Year Nominee

Famous for her ‘endlessly positive’ attitude, Sophie Hope describes herself as an advocate for youth, mental health, refugees, human rights and animal welfare.

Sophie’s first foray into volunteering was as a teenager, when she began fostering kittens from the RSPCA.

Since then the 23 year old neuroscience student has volunteered at youth mental health initiative Headspace, as well as for Lifeline Canberra’s telephone crisis support.

She is a member of the ACT Refugee Action Committee, continues to provide foster care for animals at RSPCA ACT and played a significant role in the Youth Coalition of the ACT’s consultations with young people about mental health.

She has undergone competitive selection processes for many of her volunteer positions and says volunteering is more rewarding than paid work.

She has learnt more about psychology and science from volunteering than in any lecture theatre – all the while making the world a better place.

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