About the study

Have you ever wanted, or been advised by a health professional, to make a change but feel like you don’t know where to start or how to maintain it?

This research is exploring new ways to improve the health and wellbeing of people with chronic conditions by supporting them to make healthier lifestyle choices every day.

‘Healthy Choices’ is a 6 to 12 week individualised program. You will work with a pair of supervised UniSA students who are studying a health degree. Weekly sessions can be attended in person at Woodville Library or UniSA City East, or online, or over the phone.

During ‘Healthy Choices’ you will be listened to and understood as an individual, helped to decide what you want to achieve for your health and wellbeing and strategies you can use, then helped to identify and find the right information and services for you. Weekly check-in sessions will offer help with alternative strategies or additional goals if needed.

Participation in this study includes a phone interview about your health conducted before starting the program, three months after the program, then one year after the program.

Eligibility requirements

You can participate if you are

  • ≥ 18 years of age
  • have, or are at risk of having, a chronic health condition e.g. diabetes, heart condition, respiratory illness, mental health disorder, musculoskeletal disorder, kidney disease, pain or a cancer survivor.


All participants will receive 6-12 sessions of the Healthy Choices program.

Program sessions are free.

Contact details

Email   unisa.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au
Phone  8302  1365

More information about ‘Healthy Choices’:
Video about ‘Healthy Choices’: www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6pCZx9qXFc

This project has been approved by the University of South Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee. (Ethics protocol 203566 )