The Life! program is a free Victorian healthy lifestyle program that helps you improve your eating habits, physical activity and stress management. Run by expert health professionals, the program is delivered as a group course or telephone health coaching service and shows you how to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Changing your lifestyle isn’t easy, especially on your own. The Life! program gives you the motivation and support needed to make and maintain positive changes and to live a healthier and more active lifestyle. This approach has been shown to be more effective than taking medication and has a long-term positive effect on your health.

Since 2007, over 70,000 Victorians have learnt more about the steps they can take to live a healthy life. Funded by the Victorian Government and coordinated by Diabetes Victoria, Life! is the largest prevention program of its kind in Australia.

The Life! program gives you options, making it easier than ever to improve your health.

The first step is to check your eligibility with our free online test. It will only take three minutes. If you are eligible to participate in the program one of our friendly staff will be in contact to discuss which of the options below suits you best.

Group Course: Life! group courses are available in most metropolitan and regional communities. You will attend seven sessions over a 12 month period. Please note that group courses have transitioned to online delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Telephone Health Coaching: Through Life! Telephone Health Coaching (THC) you will receive seven phone calls over 12 months.