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My Health for Life

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

My Health for Life is a free, six-month program where you work with a health coach to achieve your health goals. 

Work with a health coach to build a step-by-step plan to help you achieve your health goals over time. Whether your goal is to get more active, eat better, stress less, or lose weight. 

Explore topics such as nutrition, physical activity,understanding your personal risk of developing health conditions and how to make healthier choices a part of everyday life.

The program is designed to help individuals stay well and lessen their risk of developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

You will have five group sessions (max 15 people) after your initial one-on-one appointment. Sessions are two hours duration and held fortnightly. You will have a 12-week gap between session five and your final session. 

Is the program right for you?

There are a number of ways to find out if the program is the right fit for you:

or ask your doctor or other health professional to help you complete the health check.

Healthy Connections: (07) 3624 2185
or My health for life: 13 74 75

Schedule & Location Options

Easy, on-site parking is available at all listed venues and cafes are located either on-site or in close proximity.

Burnie Brae Centre

60 Kuran Street, Chermsid

Thursdays 10:30am
Start
: 7th May, 2020
Health Coach: Jason Skennerton

Wheelchair access

Healthy Connections PLUS

7/72 Pickering Street, Enoggera

Wednesdays 12pm
Start: 1st April, 2020
Health Coach: Tom Caitens

Wheelchair access

Fitzgibbon Chase Community Centre

545 Roghan Road, Fitzgibbon

Mondays 11am
Start: 8th June, 2020
Health Coach: Sophie Pacek

Please note: session one is held at 60 Kuran Street, Chermside
Wheelchair access

Healthy Connections PLUS

22 Corrie Street, Chermside

Currently no available sessions.
Health Coach: Kylie McMahon

Health Coaches

My health for life health coaches are qualified health professionals whose backgrounds include dietetics, physiotherapy, exercise physiology and nursing.

Sessions

Session One

One-on-one session with your health coach to learn about the program, and together identify the healthy changes you would like to make. The session is also an opportunity to talk together about how the program can help you make these changes with the support of your coach and/or group members.

Session Two

This session is all about exploring motivation and why making healthy change is important to you. We will explore how lifestyle factors like food choices, physical activity and weight impact your health and discuss ways to take control of these factors.

Session Three

We will explore physical activity and how incorporating movement into everyday life benefits our physical and mental health. By the end of this session you will have developed an action plan to achieve your goal. Learn how to break your goal into small, achievable steps to set you up for success.

Session Four

Now that you have started working towards making healthy change, the focus shifts to how to keep on track. We explore different tools to help track your progress and talk about support, and the role it plays in your own personal journey. We also look at your current food choices and share different ways to make healthy changes.

Session Five

This session is about planning for setbacks to make sure they don’t stop you from achieving your goal. You work with your health coach to create your own strategies to overcome these hurdles.

Practicing what you have learnt, for the next 12 weeks it’s time to step out on your own and put your plans into action with the tools and support you have gained. Make the most of the resources available through the online portal.

Session Six

Congratulations, you’ve made it! This session is about celebrating what you have achieved and reflecting on what you’ve learnt along the way. 

The journey doesn’t end here though, you will explore how to maintain your healthy change and have the opportunity to think about a new goal you might like to work towards.

Support along the way

Once you have completed the program you can move into the My health for life online maintenance programs which will give you access to tools and resources for another six months to help keep you going. Or if you feel you would like more support, you can do the program again.

Use your participant manual and workbook to refer to and help track your progress

Receive emails after each session including a review of what was covered in the session and reminders about in-home activities.

Receive booking reminders for each session.

Link in with your group members, or the peer-support group on Facebook.