My Health For Life

Access group sessions in your area to reduce the burden of chronic disease
My health for life (MH4L) is a free, evidence-based behaviour modification program for patients at high-risk of developing a chronic disease. The program includes six sessions over six months, with ongoing maintenance after the program has finished. Both phone coaching and face-to-face group programs are available, delivered by qualified health professionals who have been trained as MH4L facilitators.

MH4L works in partnership with general practice and is a practical extension of the advice given to patients by GPs and Practice Nurses; allowing participants to better understand their lifestyle risks and action their health goals.

GPs will be kept informed of their patient’s progress with letters sent via secure messaging when the patient has enrolled in the program, and once they have completed the program (and if they withdraw).

For more information, please visit the website, or refer to the FAQs for General Practice for other health programs available.

Referrals

Want to refer your patients to the program?

GP referrals are sent to the MH4L team at Diabetes Queensland via Medical Objects or fax 07 3506 0909.

Although GP referral is recommended, referrals can also be made by a practice nurse, allied health professional or the patient themselves by contacting 13 RISK or visiting the website to complete a health check.

Patients that self-refer into the program will require GP consent if they have any of the following:

  • pregnant
  • mental health issue
  • current acute illness (i.e. cancer)
  • surgery within the last 12 months
  • high blood pressure either >160 systolic or >100 diastolic.

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Local sessions

My Health for Life group sessions are currently being held in the following areas:

  • Sunshine Coast
    • Noosa
    • Caloundra
    • Coolum
    • Maroochydore
    • Gympie
  • Wide Bay
    • Bundaberg
  • Central Queensland
    • Emerald
    • Gladstone

Download the latest local group sessions available

Have a question?

Contact your PHN Practice Support Officer or contact MH4L directly by phoning 13 RISK (13 74 75) or via the website here.