Healthy Lifestyle Programme:

The Healthy Lifestyles programme aims to deliver appropriate evidence-based health interventions to ensure optimum health focusing on our target audience young people between the ages of 10-24. These interventions focus on the key health priorities for the country and globally that impact on health among young people in South Africa.

Through our healthy lifestyle programme we employ modular programmes; Health4Life and LivingMyLife and face to face interventions that seek to address various focus areas that are important to the wellbeing of young people.

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The Health4Life programme covers the following themes:
  • Sexual Reproductive health and rights
  • HIV and AIDS & TB
  • STIs
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Drug and substance abuse
  • Mental Health
  • Violence and Unintentional Injuries
  • Nutrition
  • Menstrual health and hygiene

LoveLife’s Born Free Dialogues (intergenerational dialogues), Youth Health Festivals and groundBREAKERs at Adolescent and Youth Friendly Facilities (AYFS) form part of interventions that cover the core themes and also focus on other drivers that fuel HIV infections in South Africa such as:

  • Gender Based Violence and intimate partner violence
  • Age-disparate sexual relationships
  • Transactional sexual relationships
  • Low service uptake and HIV testing among young people
Our Healthy Lifestyle activities are as follows:

Youth Health Festivals and Events

loveLife’s dedicated teams of groundBREAKERs and mpintshis present our healthy sexuality and positive lifestyle programmes in a fun and engaging manner through festivals and events, involving health talks, sport, dance, drama and debate. loveLife creates demand for services among youth through interactions with youth, therefore, as a way of bringing services to the people, the provision of services such as HIV testing, TB screening, blood pressure testing, etc. through various partners we work with is critical at these events.

Born Free Dialogues

LoveLife’s Born Free Dialogues (intergenerational dialogues), Youth Health Festivals and Adolescent and Youth Friendly Facilities (AYFS) form part of interventions that focus on other drivers that fuel HIV infections in South Africa such as:

  • Gender-Based Violence and intimate partner violence
  • Age-disparate sexual relationships
  • Transactional sexual relationships
  • Low service uptake and HIV testing among young people