We are proud to be approved providers for the Qld Government ‘My Health for Life’ program. The program has been developed by Diabetes Queensland, The Stroke Foundation, The Heart Foundation, QAIHC, the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland, and Primary Health Networks (PHN) Queensland, to support Queenslanders in taking control of their health.
This 6-session group program is designed to give people at risk of heart disease and diabetes the tools to make significant changes in their life, to get your health back on track, and lessen your risk of disease progression.
Our role is to help you make healthy choices, to motivate you, to help you identify barriers to change and assist you past them, to set realistic goals and an action plan. We will do this in a small group environment, giving you the chance to make personal connections and form a supportive community with others who are also in the same position. Most of all, our passion is to support and empower you to take care of your health.
My health for life has been specifically designed for people who are at high risk of chronic disease. You are eligible for the program if you are:
- 45 years and over and have been identified by a health professional as being at high risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke; or
- 18 years and over and of Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander descent and have been identified by a health professional as being at high risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke; or
- 18 years and over with pre-existing conditions (previous history of gestational diabetes, or have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol).
The program is free with a referral from your GP.
Check your risk and get more information about the program at the My Health for Life website here.
At this time the program start dates are still to be announced. Please sign up for our newsletter, or our Facebook page to be informed about our start dates.