My Health for Life

Hope Island and Homeworld Helensvale Medical Centres were the first General Practices in Qld selected to be able to deliver the My Health For Life Program in our community. We have been awarded funding to offer patients the My Health For Life Program. Patient feedback has been really positive so why not make the change yourself.

My health for life is a FREE healthy lifestyle program designed to help people who are at high risk of chronic disease get their health back on track.
Chronic disease, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke, is often influenced by lifestyle factors. My health for life is about knowing your health risks and taking small steps towards a healthier life so that your health stays on track and your risk of future illness is minimised.

It is important to note that this program has a prevention focus, so it is not open to people who already have diabetes but could be ideal for a family member or friend.

You may be eligible if you are:

  • Aged 45 years and over and have been identified by a health professional as being at high risk of chronic disease (which includes type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke)
  • Aged 18 years and over and are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and are at high risk of chronic disease
  • Age 18 years and over with pre-existing conditions (E.g. previous history of gestational diabetes or have been diagnosed with high blood pressure or high cholesterol).
Talk to your doctor or our practice nurses today.

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The first thing to know about My health for life is that it’s different to traditional weight loss or gym-style programs.

We’ve taken a fresh approach to helping people make healthy choices. Maybe yours is finding the motivation and support to get going, while for someone else it’s weight loss or finding a physical activity they enjoy. Sometimes it is just about finding the right headspace to keep on track when life gets in the way.

We work with you to identify your barriers to healthy change and help you take manageable steps to get past them. We show you how to set realistic goals and an action plan for success – and we support you throughout your journey to get your health on track. The program is delivered in your general practice by qualified health professionals. Our Monday evening group sessions are facilitatied by Clare Barrett (Accredited Practicing Dietitan) and our Friday morning group session is facilitated by Kevin Hayward (Accredited Pharmacist and Educator)

The great thing about My health for life is that it is personalised to suit your needs – and it’s free!

Check your eligibility online now

Enroll now by getting a referral from your GP or enrolling online
If you do enroll online, please don't forget to let My Health For Life phone support know that you want to enroll in the My Health For Life group sessions at Hope Island Medical Centre