Adolescence is hard enough without the challenge of a serious illness or disability.
Designed to combat loneliness and isolation, livewire.org.au connects teens and young people (10-20) experiencing serious illness or disability, through a safe online community. It helps teens navigate life with a serious illness, support each other and most importantly, to focus on the positives of what they can do, not what they can’t.
Livewire.org.au is a dynamic and safe online teen-only hang out. A chill out zone where young people with serious illness or disability can be social, build friendships, feel independent and connect with others who know what they’re going through. It's a place where they can just be teenagers.
Filled with loads of cool features including articles, blogs, a chat room, messaging and Livewire TV, livewire.org.au provides dynamic activities that enhance personal development, encourage engagement and foster a sense of normality, in an online environment.
Sessions are moderated by online chat hosts who 'get' what teens are going through. They participate in conversations, facilitate activities and ensure everyone is having a safe, fun and positive experience.
A secure network where every member is validated by our Membership Services Team before gaining access to the chat room, livewire.org.au is available 24/7 Australia and New Zealand-wide to teenagers living with serious or chronic illness or injury.
An Australian initiative, Livewire was developed in 2008 in partnership with leading Australian health professionals to address the growing numbers of teenagers living with serious illness and disability.
Participants are more resilient, improve social interaction and inclusion, feel a greater self-assurance, and are able to build essential life skills.
(Source: University of Western Sydney study, 2013).
Join Livewire Online: livewire.org.au/
Please note: Young people under 18 require parental consent.