LIVIN is a registered charity that was founded to wipe out the stigma on mental illness and to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Livin aims to change the way society understands, perceives and interprets mental illness. The core of LIVIN’s mission is the mantra “It Ain’t Weak to Speak”, to encourage and inspire society to speak up and seek help. Education and Generational change is the key to positive change. Essentially this is a cause that is very close to our hearts, with mental health issues rife in the recruitment industry and closer to home with 2 consultants at Barton Mills long term sufferers of anxiety
LIVIN was Co-founded by Casey Lyons and Sam Webb in September 2013, in honour of Casey’s best friend and Sam’s good friend Dwayne Lally and other close friends and family of the co-founders who took their own lives after suffering from a mental illness.
LIVIN is all about LIVIN your life at the top and destroying the stigma attached to mental illness. Connecting, supporting and inspiring one another to talk about their feelings, issues and problems because “It Ain’t Weak to Speak”.
LIVIN want people to own their mental illness and to be empowered by who they are, not by what they have.
Find out more about livin at http://livin.org.au/
Also read our personal experience at Barton Mills, of stepping up and actually living the mantra “It ain’t weak to speak”