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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...
Canberra LIVINWell Tour

Canberra LIVINWell Tour

Canberra we are coming! We would like to invite any schools or businesses in and around our nation's capital who are interested in having a LIVINWell Program delivered by one of our most experienced facilitators to reach out to our...
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 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...
Craig

Craig

668. By itself that is an innocuous number. But when I tell you that is how many people took their own lives in the past year in New Zealand it has a lot more meaning. That is 668 people that...
Courtney

Courtney

2018 is the year that marks my three year anniversary of surviving suicide. What makes someone who seemingly from the outside, seemed absolutely fine, to do something so drastic to themselves? Let’s start from the top. I have battled depression...
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...
Saddling up for mental health

Saddling up for mental health

Courtney Chapman contacted our organisation with an amazing personal challenge, one of which we had never heard of.  At the end of August Courtney will be participating in the grueling 400 kilometre horse ride with her Kintamani Arabian, Kintamani Kimbra...
Kelly

Kelly

I’m more than happy to share my story and when I was asked if I’d like to write about it, I said yes without a second thought. However, it’s taken me weeks to finally sit down and type it out...
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...
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...
Samantha

Samantha

One of my best friends Chris Richards unfortunately lost his battle with mental illness in January... he had been battling his own demons for a couple of years now, before deciding to end it by jumping from a cliff at...
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...
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...
Shane

Shane

When I was 17 my best friend Corey needed footy players for this new Colts team. When I say needed players, he needed me to stand on the oval for 80 minutes and contribute nothing to the game. Surprisingly Corey...
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...
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,...
Lauren

Lauren

This has been a long time coming. It's not easy when you want to talk about your mental illness and share your experience in the hope that someone somewhere will feel a little less alone but it's your mental illness...
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 ambassador, 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...
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...
Getting yourself Mentally Healthy for 2018

Getting yourself Mentally Healthy for 2018

It’s a New Year and with that comes the opportunity to create a ‘New’ beginning for yourself.  Whilst so many goals for a new year resolve around physical health, we thought we’d shift the focus over to getting ourselves mentally...
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...
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...
Tyson

Tyson

Invisible  Every morning feels the same. As I get up my head is full of confusion, feeling dizzy and worried what is going to happen at school today. Some days my feelings takeover my whole body and some days I...
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...
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...

Lived Experience

Hello Everyone, My name is Casey Lyons, I'm here today to talk about my best friend Dwayne Lally. Dwayne took his life on September 15th of last year after suffering depression and bi polar for a number of years. The...