Gold Coast-based mental health charity LIVIN are set to continue their crusade for mental health awareness and education with the help from local event management company Dreamweavers.
Due to the recent restrictions on social distancing, LIVIN has had to press pause on their popular and personalised LIVINWell program.
Thanks to the talents of Burleigh-based Dreamweavers, LIVIN have been able to develop a unique platform to deliver their renowned mental health program online.
The 45-minute program builds on LIVIN’s mantra that ‘it ain’t weak to speak’ and equips participants with strategies to look after themselves and their mates, recognise warning signs and symptoms and where to seek help.
LIVIN Co-founder and CEO Casey Lyons says while the team can no longer be physically present, critical key messages and expert advice can still be delivered virtually.
“This unique online initiative wouldn’t have been possible without Dreamweavers’ help,” says Mr Lyons.
“It’s no secret that the world has been turned upside down by the current COVID-19 crisis and we wanted to find an alternate way to provide our support for those in need.
“During these unprecedented times of uncertainty and ambiguity, our mental health is being tested and ongoing support and care for our community is of the utmost importance.
“We’ve been working on a digital offering that provides mental health information that will not only help individuals, but the people around them.
“We are incredibly grateful to Dreamweavers for reaching out to us and hope we can pay-it-forward to other businesses, groups and individuals.”
Dreamweavers COO John Bond says that as a company who recognise the importance of mental health education, reaching out to LIVIN and offering their assistance was a natural response to the current crisis.
“Burleigh is tight-knit community and we’ve been looking for ways to band with the businesses and people around us and support one another during this time,” Mr Bond says.
“I’ve always believed in LIVIN’s message that ‘it ain’t weak to speak’ and especially now more than ever.”
LIVIN works year-round to tackle the stigma that surrounds mental health through the development of cutting-edge education and community awareness programs.
Since LIVIN’s founding in 2013, over 80,000 people have received valuable mental health education through the LIVINWell program.
IMAGE: Dreamweavers COO John Bond (left) and Casey Lyons, CEO of LIVIN