What is Livewire?

A free online community connecting teens aged 12-20 living with a chronic health condition, serious illness or disability (& their siblings) from Australia or New Zealand.

Whether you’re home or in hospital, you can make friends, share stories, laugh, have a vent, and be yourself. Our moderated chat is live 12pm-12am every day, plus live streaming, games, videos, comps and more! It’s peer support done differently 😊

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News & Events

Storytelling August aka Kindlemania!!

Once upon a time a Livewire Member sat down on a cold winter’s night with uggs boots, a cuppa and laptop open. They stared blankly at the white rectangle wondering what story was stirring inside them waiting to be told. Then they had a flash bolt of lightning and remembered the whispering voice of the …

Reuse – Recycle – Repurpose JULY’ Mid Year Chill Competition

JULY is here and we have the awesome theme this month of ‘Mid Year Chill’ Being winter and super chilly in most states around Aus and NZ we tend to stay indoors more. It can be hard to venture out and brave the cold in a season like this. unless you are super lucky and …

Livewire Weekly 23rd -28th June

Its been a busy month – that doesn’t slow us down! Click here to check out whats coming up this week on Livewire Online The Livewire Team

Meet the community

At Livewire, you’ll always be welcomed as one of the crew. Curious
about our members ? Get to know some of the peeps and your new whānau right here.

At Livewire, you’ll always be welcomed as one of the crew. Curious about our members ? Get to know some of the peeps and your new whanau right here.

Bart – LW

Hey, I am Bart! I work as a Chat Host and Livewire In Hospital facilitator. As a chat-host, my role is to facilitate and monitor social interaction by members, encouraging all members to help create a safe and fun place for all other members.

Rep_Kenzie

My name is Mackenzie but you can call me Mac or Kenzie! I am a current rep on the Livewire site and go by the username Rep_Kenzie.

Rep_McTruides

I’m Mackie or Rep_McTruides. I play the piano and I love to read books! I am a passionate writer at heart, and I aspire to become a journalist!

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