“I felt truly listened to and understood.”

–Andrea, Northern Sydney LHD

You go through a lot of changes during your pregnancy.

One big change can be not drinking alcohol while you are planning a pregnancy, pregnant or breastfeeding. If this might be a challenge for you, it can help to have someone to support you and be on your side.

Help is a phone call away

If you join the Get Healthy service you can get support from a FREE personal health coach who will:

  • support you over the phone, without judgement
  • make a plan and set achievable goals (starting with small steps)
  • share with you practical tools to change your habits and overcome barriers that stand in your way

Our friendly health coaches can speak to you over the phone, from the comfort of your own home. During the day, after work or after dinner, you can book in for a call at a time that suits you. We are open from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday.

You can choose a male or female coach to suit your needs. Interpreters are available and the Aboriginal Liaison Officer can provide additional support if needed.

You will be offered 4 coaching calls, but you can re-enrol if you’d like to have ongoing support or if you would like to achieve other health goals, such as increasing regular activity or healthy eating.

You can sign up using a simple online form or you can call on 1300 806 258.

Why stop drinking during pregnancy?

Not drinking while you are planning a pregnancy, pregnant or breastfeeding is the safest option for your health and the health of your baby.

Did you know that drinking alcohol during pregnancy has been shown to affect your unborn baby? It increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth and may result in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in your baby. This can affect their brain development as well as their learning and behaviour. There is no cure for FASD and it can last your baby’s whole life.

You can get help to change your habits

Women who joined the Get Healthy Service have told us how motivating they found it to know their health coach was going to call. It encouraged them to take action so they could show their progress.

Your trained health coach will share effective tools with you to help you stop drinking. They will show you how to set achievable goals, overcome barriers and will celebrate your successes with you.

Confidential

All calls with your health coach are confidential.

Our health coaches are friendly and on your side. They are here to support you without judgement.

Clear information

Your health coach is here to answer your questions. They are experts in this area and can give you information about how to stay healthy during your pregnancy, how to set goals for yourself and how to reach those goals. 

You will receive free information and resources to help you track your goals and support you on your journey. 

What to expect from the first call

The Get Healthy Service will call you within one week of joining and book regular coaching calls at a time that works for you.

On your first call, we will explain how the service works and talk about what you might like to get out of it.

We will ask you a few questions so that we can tailor the service to you.

How to sign up

You can join the Get Healthy service using a simple online form or you can call on 1300 806 258.

You can also ask your GP or your midwife to organise a referral to this service for you.  

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    Parminder

    • 33 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "It was very hard to start but once you do it's too easy and now it's become part of my everyday life."

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    Roger

    • 56 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "It was very good having that person, it gave you some motivation and justification because if I hadn't done the right thing I was honest and told her, she didn't judge."

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    Ian

    • 58 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "I have gone from being an overweight guy who didn't exercise, to now where I consider myself very fit, very healthy. This has turned my life around!"

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    Laurel

    • 50 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "One thing my health coach taught me was about calories, I am now very mindful of calories as well as 5 servings of fruit and vegetables... it's been a great learning experience."

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    Elizabeth

    • 63 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "My husband eats a lot better, not a lot of junk, but if he indulges I can say no and not let it worry me which makes me feel better in myself."

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    Wendy

    • 41 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    ""We do a lot more as a family now, especially with the kids... I am not embarrassed to get into a swimming costume, I feel more comfortable""

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    Joe

    • 60 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    ""Being able to make positive life changes, and being able to do that in front of friends and family has been important""

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    Rebecca

    • 40 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Participant

    ""I get excited every couple of weeks when my health coach calls. I really like the way my coach talks and shows she cares. She helps me make realistic goals."

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    Maria

    • 49 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "“I would highly recommend this Service for anyone who would like to become healthy or even just gain a better understanding about their food and exercise habits.”"

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    Christine

    • 29 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "I am now the healthiest I have ever been. These lifestyle changes are part of my life now"

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