Life! is a free healthy lifestyle program helping you improve your eating habits, increase your physical activity and manage stress.
Run by expert health professionals, the program is delivered as a group course or telephone health coaching service and shows eligible Victorians how to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The program is also offered to some Acceptable Non-Victorian postcodes. (Please note, the Life! program is not available for people who are living with Diabetes.)
Life! is funded by the Victorian government and managed by Diabetes Victoria. The program includes 7 sessions delivered over a 12-month period.
The Life! program offers a range of options:
- Group course (face-to-face or online groups) – The Life! group course comprises 7 sessions and is delivered in-person or online via Zoom or Teams. Each group consists of 8-10 participants and is delivered by an accredited health professional. Online groups run for 45 minutes, and face-to-face groups run for 1.5-2 hours.
- Telephone coaching service (individual calls) – The Life! Telephone Health Coaching (THC) option includes 7 phone calls with an accredited health professional. This delivery mode provides flexibility for participants to complete the program at a time and location that is convenient for them.
- Life! program for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities – Bi-lingual facilitators have been trained to deliver the program in Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic. All program resources have been translated and adapted to be culturally appropriate for members of these communities. We also offer the program in plain English.
- Road to Good Health program – The Road to Good Health program has been developed to support Aboriginal healthcare workers and health professionals working with Aboriginal communities, to encourage individuals, families and community groups to make healthy lifestyle choices. It offers a supportive, flexible and culturally safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to learn how to improve their diet, physical activity and stress management.
Please note, The Life! program is not available for people who are living with diabetes. The Life! program is a prevention program, offered to people who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The program equips people with lifestyle modifications and support to reduce their risk.
Participate in our new pilot program: Life! flex
If you are not eligible for the Life! Group course or Life! Telephone Health Coaching, you may be eligible for Life! flex. Take the health check and find out.
Life! flex is a free 20-week free pilot program that includes 2-3 online or telephone health coaching sessions. Life! flex offers access to an online tool with videos, quizzes, exercise tips and much more. Text messages and an online community will support you throughout the program.
Life! flex is a pilot program. You will be among the first participants to trial this program. Please note that places are limited, and registration will end in June 2023.