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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

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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 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

Quit HQ

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:

My health for life is a free, six-month program where you work with a health coach to achieve your health goals.

It is a State government-funded initiative, delivered by an alliance of health organisations, and is designed to help Queenslanders stay well and lessen their risk of developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Choosing either small group sessions, or one-on-one phone coaching, you explore topics such as nutrition, physical activity, understanding your personal risk of developing health conditions and how to make healthier choices a part of everyday life.

With the support of your coach, you will also develop an action plan. Whether your goal is to get more active, eat better, stress less, or lose weight, the focus is on building a step-by-step plan to help you achieve your goals over time.

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:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Department of Health: Improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is a national priority. Find out what we’re doing to close the gap in health and life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

CQ Health services:

Health and staying active:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders health:

Be Deadly online tackles cyber bullying, sexting and managing your digital footprint.

The impact of social media on family and community relationships and on young people themselves is a serious issue in many communities. Be Deadly online offers positive, practical advice about playing smart online.

Last updated: 30 May 2022