Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management is a multidisciplinary team whose goal is to promote health, provide education and improve the self-management of people with chronic diseases in the ACT and surrounding regions, including heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obesity, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

Chronic Disease Management comprises the Chronic Disease Management Unit and Chronic Care Program in building 1 level 8A at The Canberra Hospital and the Obesity Management Service at the Belconnen Community Health Centre.

Take Control – Live Well

Take Control – Live Well is a 3-week group program that gives you the skills and confidence to take control of your chronic condition. Connect with others and get support to make changes and live well.

You will learn about:

  • living with chronic conditions
  • how to get the most out of your health appointments
  • exercise and eating to help your health
  • looking after your mental health
  • how to find correct and reliable health information
  • setting goals and achieving them
  • what local supports are available to you.

After the three weeks, you will have:

  • a personal plan to improve your wellbeing
  • a handbook with useful resources
  • the option to receive regular SMS/text message support to help you reach your goals.

The program is run in two forms:

  • Online: Each session runs once per week for 1.5 hours. Carers are welcome to attend.
  • In person: Each session runs once per week for 2.5 hours. The program runs at various locations across Canberra. Carers are welcome to attend.

To register for the Take Control – Live Well program call Central Health Intake on (02) 5124 9977 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm; Wed 8am-3.30pm) or email to find out more.

Please see below a full list of upcoming program dates and times.

Location Time Day Dates
Belconnen Community Health Centre 9.30am – 12 noon Wednesdays Week 1: 16 February 2022
Week 2: 23 February 2022
Week 3: 2 March 2022
Month 6: 31 August 2022
Phillip Community Health Centre 4.30pm – 7pm Wednesdays Week 1: 9 March 2022
Week 2: 16 March 2022
Week 3: 23 March 2022
Month 6: 21 September 2022
Online 5pm – 6.30pm Mondays Week 1: 4 April 2022
Week 2: 11 April 2022
Week 3: 18 April 2022
Month 6: 17 October 2022
Gungahlin Community Health Centre 1pm – 3.30pm Thursdays Week 1: 5 May 2022
Week 2: 12 May 2022
Week 3: 19 May 2022
Month 6: 17 November 2022
Village Creek Community Health Centre 10am – 12.30pm Thursdays Week 1: 16 June 2022
Week 2: 23 June 2022
Week 3: 30 June 2022
Month 6: 8 December 2022


This service is available at the following locations

Yamba Dr, Garran ACT 2605
Page last updated on: 15 Dec 2021