The Lift Project Sunshine Coast
  • Last updated:
  • 03 Feb 2021

The Sunshine Coast Council has partnered with Lift Lifestyle Medicine to offer The Lift Project Sunshine Coast[925KB]. It is free to all current Sunshine Coast Local Government area residents.

The program is an online wellbeing program presented by wellbeing expert Dr Darren Morton. It draws together the latest research from Neuroscience, Lifestyle Medicine and Positive Psychology. The program explores ten wellbeing-enhancing topics over ten weeks. These have an emphasis on improving your mental wellbeing.

About the lessons

The lessons are comprehensive and explore the science around that week’s theme. Lessons are easy to understand and designed to be both fun and educational. They provide strategies to help:

  • manage stress and anxiety
  • better deal with challenges
  • improve vitality, resilience and life satisfaction. 

The lessons are suitable for everyone. They will take you on a scientifically proven journey to lift your mood and your life - both of which are needed in these unprecedented times!

Once registered and the program commences you receive an email and link to a short video lesson. These come each week for 10 weeks along with a weekly challenge to action what you have learnt. You are encouraged to keep an e-journal. Your learnings and reflections each week should written and shared with the program's private Facebook group, your friends and family.
Each lesson takes approximately half an hour to complete and topics include:

Week One: Your Limbo is listening – learning about the ‘emotional brain’
Week Two: Motion creates emotion – why physical activity is so important
Week Three: Blue and green should often be seen – the importance of being outdoors
Week Four: Together feels better – the importance of ‘community’
Week Five: Feelings follow your focus – techniques to boost your emotional wellbeing
Week Six: Food feeds your mood – the importance of healthy eating
Week Seven: Rest to feel your best – the importance of sleep and taking ‘time out’
Week Eight: Stress less – the impact of stress and how to establish balance in your life
Week Nine: Giving is living – the importance of the act of giving to your personal wellbeing
Week Ten: What does it take to flourish? – five things you need in life to flourish and thrive

Joining the program

There have been two rounds of The Lift Program Sunshine Coast, with the third round running now. Over 4,500 Sunshine Coast residents have joined this free uplifting journey. Their feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. The program makes a real change in the lives of many.

Round 3

Registrations for round 3 have closed.

Round 4

Registrations for Round 4 (final round that will be offered) will open in April 2021, with the program commencing in mid-May 2021 – Watch this space for details!

Share the word about The Lift Project Sunshine Coast with your family, friends, and colleagues. Ensure Sunshine Coasters are upLIFTED! There is no limit to how many can register for the program or how many times you can complete it.

More information

If you want more information about the program email us:


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