In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
Call Mental Health Triage on
1800 629 354
(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or
For a poison emergency in Australia call
13 11 26
Drug and Alcohol Help Line
The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on
Health Protection Service
For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:
02 5124 9700
24 hour health advice
1800 022 222
ACT State Emergency Service
during flood or storms
Respondents to the Year 7 Health Survey were asked to rate their health during the past four weeks choosing from one of the following five options:
Excellent and very good, and fair and poor have been combined for this analysis.
The proportion of respondents who self-rated their health as excellent/very good decreased between 2020 (50.2%) and 2021 (47.3%), while those who rated their health as fair/poor increased from (2020: 18.7%; 2021: 21.3%), however these changes were not statistically significant. Those who rated their health as good remained stable between 2020 (31.1%) and 2021 (31.4%). There was no significant difference by sex over the survey years.
For the purpose of reporting the Year 7 Health Survey data on HealthStats, if the 95% confidence intervals of the estimates do not overlap, they are considered to be significantly different.
Persons includes male, female, other and refused sex respondents and may not always add to the sum of male and female.