VISION & MISSION
The LiveWell Foundation believes all people deserve equal access to free and effective support to live well with depression.
Our mission is to educate and empower people affected by depression with the skills and peer support needed to transform their own lives.
The LiveWell Foundation's work will have a huge impact on the treatment of chronic depression.
--Dr. Aaron T. Beck
the founder of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
70% of people can't access or afford the depression support they desperately want and need. We're on a mission to change that!
Paving the way for change with our
sustainable model of high-quality, peer-led,
behavioral health and psychoeducation
By putting depression treatment, support, and prevention into the hands of the community, our aim is to help more people get the skills and peer support they need to live well.
Research shows that peer support is an evidence-based treatment for clinical depression, with peer-led interventions scoring better than psychotherapy for depression recovery, offering greater levels of self‐efficacy, empowerment, and engagement. And evidence shows that Guided Self-Care (e.g., the LiveWell Program) will actually determine the effectivess of other treatments, such as medication and therapy.
Peer support is also proven to be a cost-effective way to reach a wide and diverse population. The trained peers who run the LiveWell Program volunteer because they want to share the program that helped transform their own lives, and because they are dedicated to our vision of free and effective depression support for all!
Our volunteer-run, grassroots organization dedicated to mental health equity works to:
Increase access to depression support for a wide and diverse population in need through free, innovative, and high-quality psychosocial education and peer support.
Foster healthy lives through the LiveWell Program©: a curriculum-based program that is strategically designed to teach people the skills they need to reduce symptoms and relapses of depression, and to improve wellbeing.
Create a sustainable model for widespread availability of depression treatment by training volunteer peers to lead the educational-based LiveWell Program© in their own communities and online.
Advocate for the evidence-based practice of peer-led interventions to become an integral part of depression prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
Challenge the stigma of depression and its related mental health issues by creating opportunities for people with lived experience to share their stories.
Meet the LiveWell Team
Livewell Volunteer Peers: a new kind of community leader!
Trained to facilitate LiveWell support groups in their own communities and online, this dedicated group of peer volunteers with lived experience of depression, recovery, and living well are the heart and soul of LiveWell!
Our creative & administrative team
LiveWell Foundation Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors
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