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End of Year Wrap 2022
As Christmas festivities start to ramp up, we reflect, with a sense of pride and a significant amount of gratitude, on what has been another hugely impactful year for LIVIN.
OUR IMPACT IN 2022
We were able to travel to almost all states and territories around Australia, a mix of regional and rural areas (no stone left unturned), delivering our mental health and stigma reduction program, LIVINWell. We hit 249 schools (public and private), 122 workplaces (so many different industries), and 40 sporting clubs/ local community groups. 41,500 students, 10,300 adults.
We trained up 11 new facilitators, taking our facilitator pool to 30. These are the brave, inspiring, and entertaining men and women who roll up their sleeves, share their lived experiences and deliver potentially life-changing, life-saving mental health education.
It would not be right to shine a spotlight on any one fundraiser, but the creativity of and the unique motivations driving people to raise funds for LIVIN will never cease to amaze us – often turning pain and suffering into something purposeful and meaningful. You, as well as our 259 volunteers over the course of 2022, are the lifeblood of LIVIN. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We released over 40 new styles this year and sold over 15,000 items, seeing the LIVIN name and message travel to all corners of Australia and, to a lesser extent, various corners of the globe!
This year we launched LIVIN merchandise collabs with Jet Pilot, Billy Bones and Black Sheep Cycling – look good, feel good!
August saw the launch of our LIVIN app! Available on Google Play and Apple store. Download for early access to new drops, mental health tips and exclusive app only deals.
We released 22 Podcast episodes that were downloaded all across the globe.
Our engaged community keeps growing with over 55,000 subscribers to our digital newsletter.
130,000 dedicated followers across our social media platforms, spanning Australia (primarily), the United States, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Canada. Our online community continues to look to us for hope and inspiration.
“Thank you legends for doing what you do and for giving me hope to keep on going. I love your posts and how much more normal you make the conversation about my personal mental health feel when I open up about it with my mates.” (Billy, NSW).
Here is a sneak peek at 2023
- We have animation videos dropping, thanks to the Ian and Shirley Norman Foundation.
- We will be conducting more research via our relationship with the University of Melbourne.
- We have a new General Manager starting.
- Lots of exciting things to look forward to. Thank you for your ongoing support as we continue with our mission – we want the world to accept that ‘It Ain’t Weak to Speak’.