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10000 lives

10000 lives - join the movement

Let's work together towards saving 10,000 lives.

We will involve the community, non-government organisations and businesses in a range of health improvement campaigns as part of our Destination 2030 strategy, to support:

  • 10,000 fewer smoking related deaths
  • 10,000 fewer people overweight or obese
  • 10,000 fewer risky drinkers
  • 10,000 people trained in mental health first aid
  • Closing the 2-year life expectancy gap
  • Closing the 12-year indigenous life expectancy gap

Contact us

For more information about the 10,000 lives movement email

Quit smoking

Smoking tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable death in Australia.

By the year 2030, we want to reduce the rate of daily smokers in Central Queensland from 17% to 10%.

That’s 20,000 fewer smokers, which would result in 10,000 lives saved from smoking-related death and disease.

Quitline - free and confidential help to quit

Research shows that using nicotine replacement therapy with counselling more than doubles your chance of quitting for good.

Quitline is a confidential, free service that will provide you with information, advice and assistance tailored to your needs.

Counsellors are available 7am-10pm, 7 days a week.

All Central Queensland smokers are eligible for:

  • 12 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy (posted to your home)
  • 4 confidential call backs with a Quitline counsellor to support you through quitting

Call Quitline now on 13 78 48

Health and wellbeing resources and programs

10,000 Steps:

10,000 Steps encourages Australians to increase their physical activity! Run by the team at CQUniversity Australia since 2001, we're providing a free program to help you challenge yourself, friends and workmates to move more every day. Sign up to 10,000 Steps

Getting active:

Find out about the benefits of being active and how to get started.

The COACH Program:

Helps you manage your condition, and reduce the risk of future complications and avoidable hospital admissions.

My Health for Life:

At My health for life , we know the gym or a special “diet” isn't for everyone. We understand your body and lifestyle is different to the next, so we think your health routine should be too. We know that support from others can make a world of difference. Don’t worry, you’re not doing this alone.

If you're ready to live a healthier life, our program gives you the skills and support to get there. As your health coach, we’re there to support you every step of the way.

Start getting your health back on track today.

Get Healthy:

A free and confidential information and phone coaching service that provides information and support for you to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Live Life Get Active:

The Rockhampton - Botanic Gardens class is a free fitness camp open to all members of the public. There are the following activities on offer, Active Yoga, Active Boxing, Active X Training. Sessions are available at 6:10 am and run Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday during school terms.

Healthier. Happier.:

If you’ve been talking about getting in shape or eating better then you’re in the right place. Explore all our healthy recipes, fun exercise videos and handy guides to get you started.

Queensland Stay on Your Feet:

The Queensland Stay on Your Feet program provides information for seniors about preventing falls and staying healthy and independent.

The program is for seniors and people who work with seniors, and provides:

  • exercises for strength, balance, flexibility and endurance
  • advice on reducing falls in the home
  • risk assessment tools for professionals.

Staying healthy:

  • Feel good facts: Fun-sized chunks of information and practical tips on how to make the Queensland life feel even better.
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Fitness and exercise
  • Men's and women's health
  • Alcohol, smoking and drugs
  • Sexual health

Mental health and wellbeing:

Last updated: 26 July 2019