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“She’ll be right” wrong when it comes to Queensland men’s health beliefs

Nearly half of Queensland’s adult men are unhappy with their bodies, a new study has found.

Research, undertaken by the Queensland Government-funded lifestyle program My health for life, also revealed that one in four men frequently feel anxious or depressed.

Despite this, program director Lyn Hamill said Queensland men over-estimate how healthy they are – and this is a problem.

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In other program news (Apr 2019)

Talks are underway with Apunipima Cape York Health Council, Cape and Torres Hospital and Health Service, newly formed Torres Health Indigenous Corporation and Alliance partners Northern QLD PHN and Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council about the My health for life program being delivered in the Cape and Torres Strait this year.

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Hello 2019

As of April this year more than 144,000 Queenslanders have taken part in program health checks while 10,000 people have gone on to enrol in the program. The number of program completers has now passed the 5,300 mark.

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It is starting to look a lot like christmas

This is our last stakeholder newsletter for 2018 and we want to say a massive thank you for your support. We are grateful for how the community, health sector and business has rallied together to make My health for life the success it is, particularly the participants who have put their faith in the program.

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