My health for life

My health for life has been specifically designed for people who are at high risk of chronic disease

What's Involved

My health for life offers patients six sessions of personalised coaching and support over six months.

  • The first session is a one-on-one, personalised appointment to help tailor the program to your needs.
  • Session two, three, four, five and six are either delivered in small groups based in the local community, or they can be arranged via the phone at a time that suits the patient..
  • In session six reflection on the progress patient has made to date and how to keep on track, going forward.

In between sessions, a range of support is offered, including online, where the patient will be able to access information, tools, tips and ideas.

The patient can also participate, if they choose, in an online forum, only accessible to other participating members on a similar journey.

Sessions will cover:

  • Understanding your personal risk of chronic disease
  • Understanding conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke
  • Understanding how lifestyle choices impact on health
  • Making change in manageable steps
  • Goal setting and action planning for a healthier lifestyle
  • Healthy eating and moving more
  • How factors such as stress and sleep impact on our health
  • Maintaining good health and healthy behaviours.

Resources

Health Professionals Information
Referral Form for GPs – to be provided at later date

Patient Eligibility

My health for life has been specifically designed for people who are at high risk of chronic disease.

Patients are eligible for the program if they 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 high blood pressure or high cholesterol).

GP Information - Eligibility:

Adult over 45 years

  • AUSDISK score > 15 OR
  • Blood Pressure either >160 systolic or > 100 diastolic OR
  • Absolute cardiovascular risk score > 15%

18 year + Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island

  • AUSDISK score > 15 OR
  • Blood Pressure either >160 systolic or > 100 diastolic OR
  • Absolute cardiovascular risk score > 15%

Pre-existing conditions (18 year +)

  • Previously diagnosed gestational diabetes
  • Familal Hypercholesterolemia
  • High cholesterol (on cholesterol lowering medication)
  • High blood pressure (generally 3 separate readings > 140/90

GP Consent also required for the following:

  • Pregnant
  • High Blood Pressure either > 160 systolic or > 100 diastolic
  • Mental health issue
  • Current acute illness (ie. Cancer)
  • Surgery within the last 12months – that may affect ability to participate