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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...
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?
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 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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...