A new eight-part web series empowering Queenslanders to renew their focus on wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic has been launched by the Queensland Government.
A Boost your Healthy initiative, the My health for life Wellbeing Series supports Queenslanders to make positive changes for their health though a series of themed-episodes exploring mindfulness, goal-setting, sleep, creativity and other key topics.
Iron man champion Trevor Hendy, Go-Betweens musician John Willsteed and Townsville Ninja Warrior Danial Wyles-Wall appear in the series presented by television personality Jillian Whiting, alongside health coaches, clinicians and Queenslanders from all from all walks of life. The first episodes are available now to stream from Boost your Healthy.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles encouraged Queenslanders to make time for their wellbeing.
“The My health for life Wellbeing Series is a great, free resource created for Queenslanders,” Mr Miles said.
“While some things have not been within our control at this time, we are able to make moving more and making healthier food and drink choices a priority.
“The stories and examples featured in the My health for life Wellbeing Series demonstrate how even the little changes we make now can have big health benefits.”
Assistant Minister for Health Nikki Boyd said 2020 had been a challenging time but it had also been a year of rediscovery.
“Queenslanders are renewing their focus on health and wellbeing and rediscovering the importance of creating and maintaining healthy habits for themselves and their families, even under difficult circumstances,” she said.
“The My health for life Wellbeing Series shines a spotlight on many of the positive steps Queenslanders have been taking during this time – and provides support and encouragement to keep your health and wellbeing on track. I encourage all Queenslanders to take advantage of this wonderful series.”
Health and Wellbeing Queensland Chief Executive Robyn Littlewood said the My health for life Wellbeing Series would take Queenslanders on a journey to uncover what influences our health.
“COVID-19 has disrupted the way we go about our day-to-day lives, from how we eat and move to how we work, learn, shop, relax and communicate. While this has been challenging, Queenslanders have not only adapted, we’ve found new and meaningful ways to stay safe and healthy,” Dr Littlewood said.
“Health and Wellbeing Queensland has been working to support people to boost their healthy during this time – and thousands of Queenslanders have already joined in with our Billion Steps and QCWA Cook at Home challenges.
“In uncertain times, looking after your wellbeing is one of the most important things you can do and the My health for life Wellbeing Series is all about this – empowering Queenslanders to make time for wellness by focusing on the personal behaviours that influence our overall health and wellbeing.
“HWQld is proud to be partnering with the My health for life program to offer this series to Queenslanders.”
My health for life program director Lyn Hamill said she was humbled by the number of Queenslanders who gave generously of their time or expertise to help produce The Wellbeing Series.
“Whether it was people taking part in street interviews, academics, athletes, artists, health professionals or household names, it was important to these Queenslanders to be part of something positive that celebrates good health, family, community and kindness,” she said.
“It was a major collaboration with more than 80 people contributing in a variety of ways to highlight how wellbeing touches every aspect of our lives.
“It is easy during difficult times to lose sight of what is important but I think COVID has shown us all that social connectedness, mindset, creativity, good sleep and other health behaviours are essential elements to living well.’’
To view The Wellbeing Series visit: https://hw.qld.gov.au/bigboost/the-wellbeing-series/