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

Jennelle McAppion


2018 - ACT Australian of the Year Nominee

After giving birth to her triplets, Jennelle McAppion set out to improve her health and fitness. Discovering there were no free or low-cost services for women with children in tow, Jennelle established what is now Mums Exercise Group Australia (MEGA).

In less than three years, Jennelle’s organisation has grown to over 20,000 members around Australia who participate in a range of exercise sessions, from pram-friendly walking groups to mums and bubs swimming classes.

Coordinating 350 volunteers nationally and 100-plus free exercise sessions each week while working in paid employment and juggling triplets is not for the faint hearted, but Jennelle has been single-minded in her determination to create a welcoming network that motivates others.

Jennelle’s own personal journey hasn’t been easy. She’s overcome a broken back from a horse-riding accident, suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, endured eight years of fertility treatment and survived cancer, but there is no stopping her from helping others find friendship and fun through fitness.

Source: https://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/honour-roll/?view=fullView&recipientID=1890External link