LIVIN was founded on the Gold Coast in honour of a great man, Dwayne Lally, who like many others took his life after suffering in silence from a mental illness. The number of deaths by suicide in young Australians in the highest it has been in 10 years; it is the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15 to 44 years, and alarmingly, 2 out of 3 Australians with a mental health problem do not access professional support. Much of this is due to stigma, and LIVIN is here to change this.
The mission at LIVIN is to break the stigma surrounding mental health by promoting wellness and positive living for young people through awareness, prevention and early education. This is achieved through community events, merchandise and the LIVINWell mental health education program.
The funds raised through apparel and community events such as Stair Challenge go straight into delivering the LIVINWell program to high school students across Australia. It is knowledge and understanding that heals and defeats stigma.
Let’s unite to help people start LIVIN again. Connecting, supporting and encouraging one another to talk about our feelings and challenges because “It Ain’t Weak to Speak”.
All participants are required to pledge a minimum of $35 above and beyond their event registration as fundraising. For all recently registered participants, your fundraising page is automatically created when signing up for the event - awesome! Simply share the details (your unique fundraising page) with family, friends and work colleagues and ask them to contribute $$ towards your climb up Australia's tallest building. All monies raised through fundraising go directly towards LIVIN and their mission to break the stigma surrounding mental health as they promote wellness and positive living for young people through awareness, prevention and early education. If you have any questions regarding fundraising or your own unique fundraising page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.