My Health for Life

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. 

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. 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. 

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Five group sessions (max 8 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.

Locations offer on-site parking, wheelchair access and cafes located either on-site or in close proximity.

Healthy Connections Plus

Venue: Healthy Connections PLUS Enoggera, 7/72 Pickering Street, Enoggera QLD 4051 (above Café 63)

Program 1

Day/Time: Mondays 11am – 1pm

Facilitator: Sophie Pacek

Maximum number of participants: 8
Session 1: 1-on-1 initial by appointment
Session 2: 27/07/2020
Session 3: 10/08/2020
Session 4: 24/08/2020
Session 5: 7/09/2020
Session 6: 30/11/2020

Burnie Brae Centre

Venue: 60 Kuran Street, Chermside QLD 4032 (specific venue/room TBC)

Program 2

Day/Time: Tuesdays 1pm – 3pm

Facilitator: Tiffany Sciasci

Maximum number of participants: 8 

Session 1: 1-on-1 initial by appointment
Session 2: 4/08/2020
Session 3: 18/08/2020
Session 4: 1/09/2020
Session 5: 15/09/2020
Session 6: 8/12/2020

Program 3

Day/Time: Thursdays 10am – 12noon

Facilitator: Thomas Caitens

Maximum number of participants: 8 

Session 1: 1-on-1 initial by appointment
Session 2: 6/08/2020
Session 3: 20/08/2020
Session 4: 3/09/2020
Session 5: 17/09/2020
Session 6: 10/12/2020
COVID-19 specific processes:
  • All participants will be pre-screened each session (temp check, sign-in, screening questions etc.)
  • Social distancing and sanitisation protocols in place
  • Masks available to use upon request

Our My health for life facilitators are qualified exercise physiologists from the Healthy Connections team.

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

Work with your health coach to create your own strategies to overcome hurdles, to keep you on track to achieving your goal.

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. Resources available through the online portal.

Session Six

This session is about celebrating what you have achieved and reflecting on what you’ve learnt along the way. 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.