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The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

BY LUKE FOSTER, LIVIN PSYCHOLOGIST  Dear Santa, How are you? Okay, that’s enough chit-chat, let’s get down to business. For Christmas, I would like. Adidas NMD_R1 trainers – white. Chanel Gabrielle hair mist. Hugo Boss leather wallet – brown. NOT...
The difference they made

The difference they made

There is no shortage of incredible people who do incredible things and we are fortunate to have some many of these incredible individuals as supporters of LIVIN and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health.  Our charity was contacted earlier in...
A Day with LIVIN and Lululemon

A Day with LIVIN and Lululemon

There has always been a strong connection between physical and mental health which is why activations that incorporate both are so positive and powerful in their impact.  Earlier this month the LIVIN Organisation was invited to be a part of...
Dealing with stress

Dealing with stress

BY LIVIN PSYCHOLOGIST LUKE FOSTER One of the best ways to deal with stress is to learn about it and change the way you think about it. It might be hard to think positively about stress when most headlines focus...
Barry Hall takes LIVIN into the ring

Barry Hall takes LIVIN into the ring

"This journey has been so much fun yet hard work and I have loved every minute of it." Said Barry Hall of his recent boxing match, Code War, with former NRL player Paul Gallen.  The highly anticipated match seeing the...
The Power of Community in a natural disaster

The Power of Community in a natural disaster

At LIVIN, we often use terms such as mates, teammates and family to describe the relationships we have with each other and of course all of you, our followers, our community - and communities are what is needed most as...
How the Red Frogs are supporting our Schoolies

How the Red Frogs are supporting our Schoolies

The right of passage that is Schoolies Week is just about to kick off here in Queensland and soon to follow in other states and territories across the country as Year 12 students around Australia celebrate the end of their...
Breaking the Stigma Surrounding our Veterans - Lest We Forget

Breaking the Stigma Surrounding our Veterans - Lest We Forget

BY LUKE FOSTER Do you perceive Veterans as? All suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Gun-slinging dudes covered in tattoos who are overly aggressive, unpredictable, violent? Not able to think for themselves? NOT female? Possessing skills that are great for...
Breaking the Stigma Surrounding Our Veterans - Ken's Story

Breaking the Stigma Surrounding Our Veterans - Ken's Story

Tell us a bit about yourself:  I’m Ken Fountain and I’m 73 and retired from the workforce. I’m happily married with 3 beautiful daughters and 5 wonderful grandchildren. I’ve lived on the Gold Coast for many years now but was...
Riding for Your Life with Alexa Towersey

Riding for Your Life with Alexa Towersey

Alexa Towersey has a lot of incredible achievements under her belt including being one of Sydney's top personal trainers through her gym; being nominated as one of Hong Kong's Most Results Driven Personal Trainer; achieving her certification as a Bio...
LIVINWell delivers to Shell

LIVINWell delivers to Shell

Mental health and wellbeing is important to any industry but there is a growing understanding that FIFO (Fly In Fly Out) workers, are more susceptible to struggling with mental illness and general mental health.  It's reaussuring to see that so...
Breaking the Stigma Surrounding Our Veterans - Matthew's Story

Breaking the Stigma Surrounding Our Veterans - Matthew's Story

We start our Breaking the Stigma surrounding our veterans campaign with a one-on-one chat with Matthew Wyatt-Smith, veteran and CEO of the Australian Student Veterans Association (ASVA). His transition from the Australian Defence Force back into the local community was...
Breaking the Stigma Surrounding our Veterans

Breaking the Stigma Surrounding our Veterans

It's a question not many of us are asked or even think about,  'What thoughts come to mind when you hear the word 'veteran'?    A common perception of a veteran is generational in age and experience with perhaps images...
Griffith Film School premieres LIVINWell Program

Griffith Film School premieres LIVINWell Program

LIVIN recently got a behind the scenes introduction to movie magic through the organisations invitation from the Griffth Film School to be involved in the 'Industry Engagement' initiative through the LiveLab platform.  The production has been months in the making...
Mental Health Week - the week that was

Mental Health Week - the week that was

Mental Health Week 2019 was a busy week on the LIVIN calendar with a huge range of events including:  * LIVINWell Schools Programs * LIVINWell Workplaces Programs * Visits to professional healthcare facilities * Fundraising initiatives  * Mental Health Week...
SANE Australia forum on LIVIN

SANE Australia forum on LIVIN

There has been a lot of exciting activity behind the scenes at LIVIN HQ over the past few months with different projects but one we are particularly proud to announce is the integration of the SANE Australia Forum through our...
Mindful Drinking

Mindful Drinking

Knocking off work early for a few social drinks on a Friday or catching up with some friends on a Sunday afternoon over a few drinks, is a fairly common occurrence in work and social groups. But have you ever...
Therapeutic Thursday Challenge - Speak Up & Seek Support

Therapeutic Thursday Challenge - Speak Up & Seek Support

This whole week has been about the importance and effectiveness of daily self-care. You know, doing things each day that help you to relax and unwind, that help you to keep a healthy headspace. However, let’s face it, sometimes power...
Wiggle It Wednesday Challenge - Exercise and Mental Health

Wiggle It Wednesday Challenge - Exercise and Mental Health

Exercise and your mental health. It is common knowledge that exercise is good for your physical health, but did you know that exercise can also be seriously good for your mental health? Research shows that people who exercise regularly have...
Tips for Mindful Listening and Mindful Conversations

Tips for Mindful Listening and Mindful Conversations

There are two parts of any conversation, talking and listening. Listening takes time and effort, and it’s a skill that requires practice. Sometimes listening can be more challenging than speaking, especially if someone is confiding in you with personal struggles....
Social Tuesday Challenge - The Benefits of Social Connection

Social Tuesday Challenge - The Benefits of Social Connection

Social Tuesday is all about…wait for it…being social. For those of you who might experience a little anxiety around social events or consider themselves to be ‘introverted’, being social doesn’t have to involve wining and dining or planning and pulling...
Mindful Monday Challenge

Mindful Monday Challenge

Let’s briefly chat about mindfulness. What is mindfulness and why it can be good for YOU! There is a lot of hype and information about mindfulness out there. Please don’t start thinking religious pilgrimages, meditation retreats, sitting still and humming...
Mindful Apps

Mindful Apps

There are so many opportunities and possibilities to incorporate the practice of being mindful into your everyday life, such as Mindful Eating and Mindful Living but there are also some fantastic online resources out there that specialize in this practice...
Mindful Living

Mindful Living

Explore your senses in everything that you do! According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of being mindful is: 'the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one's thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment...
Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

How much attention do you pay to your food? How quickly do you eat it? What does it taste like? How does it smell? What sort of texture is it? How it makes you feel when you're eating it?  Most...
Exercise and Your Mental Health

Exercise and Your Mental Health

BY LUKE FOSTER, LIVIN PSYCHOLOGIST  It is common knowledge that exercise is good for your physical health; it can reduce your risk of heart attack, help you to manage your weight better, lower your blood pressure, improve your aerobic capacity,...
My Walk for Kieran - By Ann Ricketts

My Walk for Kieran - By Ann Ricketts

As I left last year to begin my walk of the Chemin de Puy pilgrimage in Southern France, my son Kieran whispered in my ear that he was very proud of me for taking on such a big adventure. Kieran...
How your fundraising is making a difference

How your fundraising is making a difference

Our organisation is extremely fortunate to have the support of so many incredible businesses, schools, sporting clubs and individuals who continuously find ways to spread awareness on mental health and raise funds to help us break the stigma surrounding mental...
R U OK? How to be prepared for the answer . . .

R U OK? How to be prepared for the answer . . .

Asking the question 'Are You Okay?' seems pretty simple, but what if it's not? What do you do if the answer is 'No'? Our LIVIN psychologist walks us through how to respond and what to look for to help them...
The beginning of Collective Minds

The beginning of Collective Minds

On Tuesday the 10th of September, Robina Town Centre introduced the Gold Coast community to an inspiring new dimension to the perception of mental health with the official launch of the Collective Minds Photography Exhibition. The Collective Minds exhibition hosts...
What is World Suicide Prevention Day?

What is World Suicide Prevention Day?

Starting in 2003 on September the 10th, World Suicide Prevention Day is a globally recognised awareness campaign through the collaboration between the International Association of Suicide Prevention, the World Health Organisation and the World Federation of Mental Health. In the...
Running with Jake Malby

Running with Jake Malby

If you live on the Gold Coast and enjoy a spot of running (or even if you don't!), you would have undoubtedly heard of the incredible initiative from Jake Malby (aka Forest Goat) as he pledged and successfully managed to...
Unmasked in WA!

Unmasked in WA!

The Westin Perth came alive last month with our annual Unmasked Charity Ball adding a touch of glamour, fun and of course mental health awareness.  With over 270 tickets sold to this sell-out event, it is becoming an exciting part...
Carrying the burden of mental health at City2Surf

Carrying the burden of mental health at City2Surf

Along with tens of thousands of participants, Curtis Young will be running in this weekends Sun Herald City2Surf event but he will be running with some extra baggage – literally! To depict the burden that weighs us down when we carry...
Breaking the Stigma as we Hit The Hill!

Breaking the Stigma as we Hit The Hill!

Each year in August, Castle Hill in Townsville Queensland is alive with activity, community and conversation as locals participate in the annual Hit The Hill event supported by Hit103.1 Townsville.  The event lasts for 24 hours with participants encouraged to...
LIVIN hits the stage at Ignite Youth Careers Expo 2019

LIVIN hits the stage at Ignite Youth Careers Expo 2019

This year the LIVIN Organisation was invited to attend a fantastic initiative from the Logan City Council, the 2019 Ignite Youth Career Expo.  Located at the Logan Metro Sports and Events Centre, the Ignite Youth Career Expo provides high school students...
Walking Kokoda for Mental Health

Walking Kokoda for Mental Health

This weekend has seen some amazing participants endure the 2019 Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast with same amazing stories of persistence and endurance with people entering the Challenge for either physical or emotional reasons.  Earlier in the year, we...
Instagram Removes Likes and Helps Mental Health

Instagram Removes Likes and Helps Mental Health

The biggest news to sweep across Australia this week was nothing to do with global warming, unrest in the middle east or the drought that is still affecting this country.  This biggest news was that Instagram had removed the number...
Griffith University gets LIVIN on film

Griffith University gets LIVIN on film

It always amazes us at LIVIN how things come together and how our message and organisation attracts such incredible and inspiring people.  Last month the organisation was contacted by a supporter who had sadly lost her son earlier in the...
LIVIN Welcomes new Northern Queensland facilitators

LIVIN Welcomes new Northern Queensland facilitators

North Queensland, are you ready!? Last week we welcomed five new facilitators to our awesome NQ team to give us even more opportunity to spread awareness on mental health!  Co-Founder Casey Lyons along with our LIVIN psychologist Luke Foster and...
Mental Health on Manus Island - By Samantha Stoneman

Mental Health on Manus Island - By Samantha Stoneman

Opinion Piece by guest blogger Samantha Stoneman A man set himself on fire. Mental health issues have been prevalent in Australia’s offshore detention centres for years, but according to refugees and advocates on Manus, May’s election result has triggered a...
Gold Coast workplace running for a cause

Gold Coast workplace running for a cause

Creating a culture that encourages speaking up about mental health will always equate to not only more productivity in a workplace but a positive environment that helps those both inside and outside the office, which is probably why the team...
When to ask for help

When to ask for help

From a young age, we are always encouraged to ‘ask for help’.  Help to tie our shoelaces. Help to put our seat belt on.  Help with our homework. Help to cross the road. Help with the things that we weren’t...
LIVIN on the Rower

LIVIN on the Rower

Edwin Asotasi prides himself on keeping in shape both physically and mentally which is in part, how he came up with the incredible initiative that pushes him through a demanding physical and mental challenge every day throughout the month of...
What is Men's Health Week?

What is Men's Health Week?

 It may or may not surprise you to know that on average, across all aspects of 'health', men's health in Australia is generally poorer than women's.  Whilst there are many determining factors for this, depending on the aspect of health...
KDV Sport Scores an Ace for Mental Health Awareness

KDV Sport Scores an Ace for Mental Health Awareness

In it's third year of bringing the Gold Coast Tennis Community for the KDV Charity Cup, KDV Sport at Carrara used their annual event to proudly support a cause that means a lot to their club members and we were...
ConDev Cares About Mental Health

ConDev Cares About Mental Health

Condev Cares is a not-for-profit organisation initiated by Condev Construction on the Gold Coast and has the unique focus to raise funds for charity groups and organisations to create a better future for the general community.  Earlier this year, LIVIN...
Trip Hazards - By Luke Cullen

Trip Hazards - By Luke Cullen

There are so many potential trip hazards we come across each day, it’s easy to fall over and not want to get back up again. A lot of the time no one can identify what they might be but you....
CREATING A MENTALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACE

CREATING A MENTALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACE

Table tennis matches, indoor cricket games, chilling out in a comfy beanbag and an emphasis on connection and social catch ups does not sound like your typical day at the office, however, that is exactly what has been implemented at...
NORTH QUEENSLAND SPEAKS UP ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

NORTH QUEENSLAND SPEAKS UP ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

Paradise Outdoor Advertising, made local headlines for their generosity in donating 1,400 tarps and 600 skins for anyone in the Townsville and nearby regions to come and collect as needed.
SURF’S UP FOR MENTAL HEALTH WITH LIVIN AND DRAGON AUSTRALIA

SURF’S UP FOR MENTAL HEALTH WITH LIVIN AND DRAGON AUSTRALIA

The awesome team at Dragon Australia hosted a surf trip with a difference with the primary focus on one thing – and it wasn’t catching waves. The Dragon’s Mental Team Trip was all about bringing together a bunch of their Dragon ambassadors...
HOW TO LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF

HOW TO LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF

Instead of putting the spotlight on falling in love with someone else, how about this Valentine’s Day we all learn to fall in love with ourselves?
MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH MUSIC

MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH MUSIC

Sharing a story and a spreading awareness can be done on many platforms and the message of music is always a powerful way for people to connect with a message, especially when it comes to people dealing with their own...
Taking LIVIN on the long haul

Taking LIVIN on the long haul

One of the most powerful gestures of support we can get is when we see companies and individuals becoming a part of the important initiative to spread awareness on mental health.  Wearing a LIVIN t-shirt or simply reaching out to...
Ramsden Lawyers pays it forward for mental health

Ramsden Lawyers pays it forward for mental health

“LIVINWell in our Workplaces” is a new initiative by Livin and Ramsden Lawyers on the Gold Coast encouraging those in the corporate sector to become actively involved in the necessary conversation about mental health awareness. The concept of the initiative...
Gold Coast High School Gives Back

Gold Coast High School Gives Back

Whilst we are always amazed, we are never surprised when it comes to the incredible initiatives that we hear about created by high school students who are wanting to make a difference. Before the 2018 Year 12 students of Palm...
LIVIN in movie motion

LIVIN in movie motion

Everyone is different which is why it is so important that we as an organisation, are versatile in our method of delivery when it comes to communicating our message- what will connect with some, may not connect with others. Those...
Prince Harry speaks up on mental health

Prince Harry speaks up on mental health

On their recent visit to Australia to coincide with the opening of the 2018 Sydney Invictus Games, His Royal Highness Prince Harry and his new bride Meghan Markle spent some time exploring some of the country's most iconic landmarks including...
LIVIN W.A - Night of nights!

LIVIN W.A - Night of nights!

It was a night of glam, good times and great conversation - and yes maybe a few cocktails - when our Co-Founders Casey Lyons and Sam Webb joined the incredible team of LIVIN WA for their Unmasked Charity Ball earlier...
LIVIN goes large!

LIVIN goes large!

To coincide with Mental Health Week we are proud announce to design, implementation and grand unveiling of the first of our LIVIN billboard awareness campaign across Central and Northern Queensland thanks to the incredible team at Paradise Outdoor Advertising. Released...
What is Mental Health Week?

What is Mental Health Week?

This week across Australia, Mental Health is a hot topic and with good reason. . . Mental Health Week was first held in 1985 and from that date forward, became an annual event with it's timing either side of World...
The Power of Giving

The Power of Giving

This week, our team at LIVIN HQ had the privilege in meeting a truly inspirational individual when Alex from The Give Initiative 2018 dropped by to personally deliver his generous donation to our organisation.  What made this donation so special...
LIVIN in Paradise

LIVIN in Paradise

Every year, Townsville based Paradise Outdoor Advertising release an invitation for organisations to pitch for the opportunity of being awarded a Platinum Partnership which involves a billboard campaign worth $100,000. It is with great excitement and appreciation that we are...
Talkin' It Up for Youth Mental Health

Talkin' It Up for Youth Mental Health

Last month over three hundred and fifty students from sixteen schools around the West Moreton region, participated in the third annual Talkin' It Up!, the Ipswich Hospital Foundation's Regional Youth Mental Health Forum. Sponsored by the IHF and led by...
LIVIN Budgy Smugglers challenges the Ninja Warrior

LIVIN Budgy Smugglers challenges the Ninja Warrior

The latest season of Australian Ninja Warrior had us cheering on some of the most inspirational competitors Australian television has seen in years! With obstacles challenging both physical and mental endurance, it was a series that had us glued to...
LIVINWell Program continues to deliver

LIVINWell Program continues to deliver

It's been a busy month here at LIVIN with more schools, businesses and community groups reaching out to request the opportunity for the presentation of our LIVINWell Program.  Our facilitators have been out on the road clocking up some miles...
Melbourne Storm announce LIVIN Partnership

Melbourne Storm announce LIVIN Partnership

It is with great pride that LIVIN can announce our partnership with the mighty Melbourne Storm as we join forces to break the stigma surrounding mental health. Last month our LIVIN co-founders Casey Lyons and Sam Webb along with our...
21 Reasons Why We Love Our Supporters

21 Reasons Why We Love Our Supporters

A few months ago we received an email through our website that made us stop in admiration about how bloody awesome our LIVIN supporters are: "I'm contacting you on behalf of a large group of mates who have come together...
Take a Breath – the benefits of controlled breathing

Take a Breath – the benefits of controlled breathing

When we become stressed, worried, anxious, our breathing rate tends to increase, which in turn increases our heart rate and the speed at which thoughts tend to race around our head. A strategy known as controlled breathing can reverse this...
No Peace In Quiet makes us shout!

No Peace In Quiet makes us shout!

Aimee Tarulli in collaboration with The Project Agency, came up with the unique concept of creating an art auction through visually portraying how there is 'No Peace In Quiet' pertaining to  how those that are struggling with mental illness often...
LIVIN Strong program at Kirwan State High School

LIVIN Strong program at Kirwan State High School

In it's second consecutive year, the 8-week LIVIN Strong program has been delivered successfully to the Year 9 sports academy students of Kirwan State High School, in Townsville, North Queensland.   Throughout the program, students explored topic areas of resilience,...
LIVIN hits the Gold Fields in Western Australia

LIVIN hits the Gold Fields in Western Australia

It was a solid week of conversation, education and inspiration when Sam Webb, Casey Lyons and Luke Foster spent five days out on site at the Granny Smith mine just outside of Laverton in Western Australia. This project formed part...
LIVINWell at Cabra Dominican College

LIVINWell at Cabra Dominican College

Our South Australian LIVIN Facilitator Josh Lee presented two LIVINWell programs to the students at Cabra Domincan College and was overwhelmed with the positive response from both the staff and the students. "It's so epic to roll into a school...
Von Bibra keeps LIVIN moving

Von Bibra keeps LIVIN moving

We couldn't do half of the work we do in South East Qld without our LIVIN van and are forever grateful to the awesome team at Von Bibra Auto Village for getting us out there to schools, sporting teams and...
What am I running from? By Luke Cullen

What am I running from? By Luke Cullen

I always used to watch people running and think, "Why? What are they running from?" It might be a dumb question, but it’s something that has crossed my mind plenty of times while training – especially when I realised how...
LIVINWell at Warwick

LIVINWell at Warwick

If the strength is in the community then the people of Warwick have it got it sorted! Last month our LIVIN facilitator David Neagle hosted a LIVINWell program for the Southern Downs Football Academy and Warwick Community. The event was...
Dubbo community shares the LIVIN Message

Dubbo community shares the LIVIN Message

Our LIVIN message, It Ain’t Weak to Speak continues to connect communities and reach out to families who have been directly affected by mental illness and suicide.    Our LIVIN Co-founder Sam Webb spent time with the Meredith family in Dubbo,...
LIVIN Big Challenge - Western Australia

LIVIN Big Challenge - Western Australia

In it's third year, the LIVIN Big Challenge at Lake Monger in Western Australia experienced it's biggest and best year yet with a fantastic turn out and the sun shining all day! The event invited participants to walk or run...
Von Bibra Supports LIVINWell at Benowa High School

Von Bibra Supports LIVINWell at Benowa High School

Our mission at LIVIN is to educate and spread the message that It Ain't Weak to Speak about mental health issues.  To do this we need and receive the support of fundraisers and organisations that step up and to help...
Bundamba College welcomes it's LIVIN Leaders

Bundamba College welcomes it's LIVIN Leaders

At LIVIN we are often humbled by the lengths schools and organisations go to promote our message that It Ain't Weak to Speak.  This week was no exception when LIVIN Co-Founder Sam Webb was invited to Bundamba State Secondary College...
How Physical Fitness Helps Our Mental Fitness

How Physical Fitness Helps Our Mental Fitness

We all know that it’s important to stay active to maintain our physical health but guess what? Exercising and staying fit is also helping our mental health. Just like our body needs movement and exercise to improve muscle strength and...
LIVINWell at Caltex

LIVINWell at Caltex

It says a lot about a company when they not only understand how important the mental well-being of their staff is, but they actually do something about it. Across the months of January and February our LIVINWell facilitator, David Neagle,...
LIVIN at Griffith University for O-Week

LIVIN at Griffith University for O-Week

Our LIVIN ambassador Alistair was invited to receive a fundraising donation from the Griffith Honours College, Student Advisory Group at Griffith University on the Gold Coast.  Before the presentation of the donation to LIVIN, the honour students and alumni were...
How your diet could be affecting your mental health

How your diet could be affecting your mental health

You are what you eat! Better yet, tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are. The food that you eat affects your health – both physical and mental health. You don’t need to become obsessive...
LIVIN gets inked with Phresh Ink

LIVIN gets inked with Phresh Ink

What a way to kick off 2018 with an epic show of support from the awesomely talented crew at Phresh Ink on the Gold Coast. The LIVIN Charity Fashion & Art Show was presented by the Gold Coast’s number one...
Surf's Up with Eager Beaver for LIVIN

Surf's Up with Eager Beaver for LIVIN

Before the Gold Coast beaches were shut due to the massive swells hitting the shores, Dan Biskin and his awesome team held the 5th Annual Eager Beaver Charity Surf Contest at Palm Beach to raise awareness for mental illness. The...
CQ University and LIVIN Strong Program

CQ University and LIVIN Strong Program

It’s been a busy 6 months behind the scenes of our pilot program LIVIN Strong and finally the results are in! Last year with the support of Kirwin State High School, North Queensland Toyota Cowboys and the incredible team at...
Speak Even If Your Voice Shakes #DoItForDolly

Speak Even If Your Voice Shakes #DoItForDolly

#DoItForDolly is the latest message against cyber-bullying and supporting those who suffer from depression because of it.  Amy Jayne ‘Dolly’ Everett from the Northern Territory was 14 years old when she took her own life. A picture which Dolly drew...
Budgy Smuggler makes a splash for LIVIN

Budgy Smuggler makes a splash for LIVIN

There’s nothing more Australian than hitting the pool in summer with a bunch of mates in a pair of grouse Budgy smugglers – and that’s exactly what we did at the annual 2018 Budgy Smuggler competition for Australia’s Most Ordinary...
LIVIN goes Limited Edition with Ryan Bowles

LIVIN goes Limited Edition with Ryan Bowles

It’s time to get festive! To coincide with the scorching Australian summer we have collaborated with the extremely talented Ozzie artist, Ryan Bowles and released something special for the fellas with the LIVIN limited edition Stonewash collection.  Ryan’s unique and...
LIVIN it up at Helensvale State High

LIVIN it up at Helensvale State High

We were back on home soil recently with a visit to Helensvale State High School on the Gold Coast. Helensvale State High School is one of the Gold Coast’s largest high schools with just under 2,600 enrolments. With this many...
HVTA hit a bullseye for LIVIN

HVTA hit a bullseye for LIVIN

It was an incredible weekend of sportsmanship, camping, family, friends, bows and arrows at the Hunter Valley Traditional Archers 2017 Charity Shoot. This group of skilled archers along with family and friends, participated in an amazing weekend of archery and...
Taking LIVIN to Uluru

Taking LIVIN to Uluru

Visiting Uluru was on the top of Kelly Malloy’s list as places to see on her 10-month trip around Australia with her family - and she's taken LIVIN with her for the ride. With LIVIN stickers slapped on their FJ...
LIVIN announces partnership with Von Bibra Auto Village

LIVIN announces partnership with Von Bibra Auto Village

The strength of our organisation comes from the strength of our supporters, sponsors and partners and we could not be prouder to announce LIVIN’s most recent 12-month partnership with the incredible team at Von Bibra Auto Village. A lot of...
TRL Brisbane Shows LIVIN Some Love

TRL Brisbane Shows LIVIN Some Love

The TRL Charity Cup held at Fairfield in Brisbane, Queensland is a day filled with excitement, fun and of course, lots of rugby league! Established in 2005, TRL introduced the concept of a no-tackle version of rugby league for men...
David Neagle meets a LIVIN legend at Moranbah

David Neagle meets a LIVIN legend at Moranbah

Our awesome LIVIN ambassador and Invictus Games competitor David Neagle, recently had the honour of meeting a very exceptional individual by the name of Luke Mawson. Luke is a Year 9 student at Moranbah State High School and is also...
LIVIN for The Great Whitsunday Trail

LIVIN for The Great Whitsunday Trail

An affective coping mechanism for stress or mental illness is to find a purpose and commit to it.  Recently LIVIN co-founder Sam Webb took part in an event hosted by The Great Whitsunday Trail which involved a 28.7 kilometre run...
5 Ways to Boost Your Mood

5 Ways to Boost Your Mood

We have all had those days where we just seem to get out of the wrong side of the bed. What’s even worse is that bad moods tend to get bigger before it's get better, even if we don’t know...
LIVIN Spreads the message at Endeavour Sports High

LIVIN Spreads the message at Endeavour Sports High

We had the recent privilege of speaking with the students of Endeavour Sports High School, Caringbah, New South Wales.  The high school is somewhat different to the mainstream high school curriculum by providing students with a balance between education and...
What is World Mental Health Day?

What is World Mental Health Day?

On the 10th of October (10/10), Mental Health Australia is encouraging all of us to talk, see, feel and openly discuss issues surrounding mental health. An initiative introduced by the World Federation for Mental Health, World Mental Health Day is...
When Panic Attacks Strike

When Panic Attacks Strike

Melbourne Victory’s Mitch Austin, was a guest on the couch of ABC’s News Breakfast Show and was only a few minutes into the interview with Georgie Tunny when things got difficult. Mitch suffered a panic attack and like many sufferers,...
Libby’s Law targets bullying after teen suicide

Libby’s Law targets bullying after teen suicide

Last month the mother of 13-year-old Adelaide school Libby Bell ducked out to the local shops to grab some snacks and by the time she returned home, her daughter had taken her own life. Libby had endured over two years...
LIVINwell Program for the Clontarf Foundation

LIVINwell Program for the Clontarf Foundation

Opening in 2000 to a class of 25 boys, the Clontarf Foundation is now catering to over 5,600 boys across 92 schools throughout Australia. The Foundation was established to engage and support young men of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island...
Booting the Stigma with F45 Training

Booting the Stigma with F45 Training

It takes both physical and mental strength to tackle mental illness head on which is exactly what we did earlier this month with the help of the fantastic teams from F45 Training. The Speers Point football grounds in New South...
LIVIN’s Support for R U OK?

LIVIN’s Support for R U OK?

LIVIN is a part of a greater movement that, along with other organisations, aims to spread the message about the importance of understanding mental health issues and providing resources to deal with them. A part of this ‘community’ is the...
The Physical Signs of Depression

The Physical Signs of Depression

Sometimes it can be hard to recognize depression in a loved one, or even ourselves, but if we look close enough, the body will be giving us signs. The human brain is an amazing thing.  The human body, even more...
LIVIN’s new look!

LIVIN’s new look!

Welcome to our new look online LIVIN HQ! We figured it was time to the up-the-anti so our message It Ain’t Weak to Speak could reach more people and we can completely crush the stigma surrounding mental illness. Our team...
Ride 4 Awareness take it to the Cape

Ride 4 Awareness take it to the Cape

It takes a special bunch of people to throw their hats into the ring and willingly take on the grueling drive from Cairns to Cape York, especially when that drive is on posty bikes. This challenge was instigated and accepted...
‘LIVIN Strong’ program launched in Townsville

‘LIVIN Strong’ program launched in Townsville

It’s the strength of our LIVIN team that keeps us strong and our message going on and this is perfectly demonstrated through the successful launch of our 8-week pilot program “LIVIN Strong.” There has been a massive amount of action...
Talkin’ It Up for youth mental health

Talkin’ It Up for youth mental health

Youth mental health is quickly becoming one of the biggest issues facing teenagers, families and teachers alike. LIVIN co-founder Sam Webb recently addressed high school students as the headline speaker at Talkin’ It Up, the 2017 Regional Youth Mental Health...