Text messaging support for people with chronic disease


What will patients receive?

  • Program participants will receive customised text messages over 12 months.
  • Participants will be sent 4 text messages per week for up to 12 months
  • Text messages will be sent at different times during the working day
  • Text messages will be individualised based on the patients disease condition & will provide advice, motivation, information & support. Including:
  • – Advice about monitoring of risk factors
  • – Managing exacerbations
  • – Tips to engage in healthy behaviours
  • – Participants will also receive useful links to other services such as Get Healthy and Quit line.

Text message topics include:

  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Diabetes and cardiovascular disease self-management
  • Medication
  • Insulin
  • Smoking cessation

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for SupportMe, participants must:

  • Be over 18-years of age and can provide informed consent
  • Have either:
    Coronary heart disease (CHD)
    Type 2 Diabetes (with an HbA1C of 7.1% to 11.4%)
  • Own a mobile phone
  • Can read text messages in English

Click HERE to download Patient Referral Form.

Text Message Development

The text messages were created and tested by a working group including clinicians (medical, nursing, allied health) involved in the care of people with chronic disease, primary care, community health, population health, existing health promotion programs and consumers.

Contact Information

Phone: 02 8890 9818
Fax: 02 8572 8277


Contact Information

Phone: 02 9845 9818
Fax: 02 8572 8277