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

Sian Keys


2018 - ACT Young Australian of the Year Nominee

As a passionate science communications specialist, Siân Keys has developed a free program to encourage people with intellectual disabilities to enjoy and engage with science.

The Senior Programs Officer with the National Youth Science Forum, Siân was inspired to create Scienceability for her brother Ehren, who has Down syndrome and also loves science.

Equipped with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science Communication Outreach from the Australian National University, Siân decided to apply for a National Science Week grant and launched Scienceability in 2017, Australia’s first science program run for and by people with intellectual disabilities.

Hands-on workshops explored the science of colour, air, flight, music, building and making, liquids and fluids, and were run by trained volunteer science facilitators in the lead-up to National Science Week.

This culminated in a free, open workshop where the Scienceability participants ran demonstrations and activities for the general community. Through Scienceability, Sian is challenging ideas of who can engage with science.

Source: https://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/honour-roll/?view=fullView&recipientID=1900External link