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.
- Phone coaching and face-to-face group programs are available, delivered by qualified health professionals 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 via secure messaging when the patient has enrolled and completed 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 for the following:
- mental health issue
- current acute illness (ie cancer)
- surgery within the last 12 months
- high blood pressure either >160 systolic or >100 diastolic
Sessions are held throughout Queensland.
Contact your PHN Practice Support Officer
contact MH4L 13 RISK (13 74 75)
My Health for life website
For health professionals
- Program FAQs for GPs
- Program eligibility
- Program outline
- My health for life Pen CAT4 recipes
- RACGP red book – guidelines for preventive activities in general practice
- Australian type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment tool (AUSDRISK)
- Absolute cardiovascular disease risk