Group intervention aimed at behaviour change to reduce chronic disease risk.
Thursdays

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

My Health for Life is a State government-funded initiative, delivered at UQ Healthy Living by our clinicians. The program is designed to help Queenslanders stay well and lessen their risk of developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

In the program you will 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.

With the support of your clinician, you will also develop an action plan. Whether your goal is to get more active, eat better, stress less, or lose weight, the focus is on building a step-by-step plan to help you achieve your goals over time.

Program eligibility

Adults 45 years and over and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent 18 years and over with one of the below:

a. an Australian type 2 diabetes risk assessment (AUSDRISK) score greater than or equal to 12 

b. an Absolute Cardiovascular risk of greater than or equal to 15% 

c. a blood pressure (BP) reading of greater than or equal to 160/100.

Adults over 18 years with pre-existing conditions including a history of gestational diabetes mellitus; pre-diabetes; familial hypercholesterolemia; high blood pressure or high blood cholesterol.

You will NOT be eligible if you have been diagnosed with:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Current gestational diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Chronic kidney disease

 

When

Each program will proceed with 5 group education sessions every second Thursday.

Time: 9 am – 11 am

Program start dates

  • 3rd March 2022
  • 16th June 2022
  • 29th September 2022

Where

UQ Healthy Living, Level 2, Multi-purpose room.

Cost

Free.

Bookings

To confirm your eligibility for the program, please book in for an initial consultation (45 minutes) with Benjamin Noon (Exercise Physiologist) or Penny Oxby (Dietitian).

Contact reception on uqhealthyliving@uq.edu.au or (07) 3443 2586 to arrange your booking.

About the presenter

Benjamin Noon (Exercise Physiologist) and Penny Oxby (Dietetian) partnered with My Health for Life.