banner image
Active & Healthy program

The Active & Healthy Lifestyle Program is a great way to try a new fitness activity or sport, discover one of our great parks or sporting facilities and meet new people.

National Relay Service for the hearing impaired Language translation services

Active & Healthy Recovery Project

The Active & Healthy Recovery Project offers support to individuals with a lived experience of mental illness who would like to be more physically active. Partners in Recovery funded the Active and Healthy Alliance to deliver the project in 2016. Due to the success this outcomes of the project are still being implemented in the community.

Key outcomes from the project include:

  • upskilled of over ninety community based fitness professionals in Mental Health First Aid. All fitness professionals trained in Mental Health First Aid are identified in the Active & Healthy Program with the icon
  • improved the referral pathway for those with mental health concerns into regular exercise
  • develop a sustainable service model to cater to the complex needs of mental health clients on the Gold Coast
  • development of sustainable Exercise Physiologist delivery model.

How to access the Active & Healthy Recovery Program

A doctor’s referral is required. If you would like to take part, you should speak with your Queensland Mental Health Service Case Manager or Partners in Recovery facilitator and your doctor, so you can be referred.

Learn how to assist people experiencing a mental health problem

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they're concerned about. Millions of people have become Mental Health First Aiders around the world.

Visit Mental Health First Aid Australia to find out course details, including location.

Join the project / refer a patient

Harmonee Dove (BExSc, AEP ESSA)
Exercise Physiologist | Active and Healthy Recovery
Phone: 07 5630 4466
Email: harmonee@generalwellnesscentre.com

If you have completed the Mental Health First Aid course and offer affordable activities to the community contact the Active & Healthy Team as they can assist in promoting your services to the community. Email us at activehealthygc@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Related information

ADVERTISEMENT

Top of page Top of page