Join the peer-led mental health movement that's making a difference!

95% of peers

polled anonymously agree...


"LiveWell has taught me skills and strategies that help me better monitor or manage my own mood or depression symptoms."

The quality of care
Endorsed by world-renowned experts and peers from diverse backgrounds across the country, LiveWell is strategically designed to educate, empower, and inspire people to take control of their own depression treatment and ongoing mental health care.  
Our curriculum-based, skill-building program

The LiveWell Program© stands apart as a curriculum-based wellness program strategically designed to teach people the skills they need to reduce their own symptoms and relapses of depression, and to increase wellbeing.

Our Peer Training program
All volunteer LiveWell support group peer facilitators participate in a rigorous training and mentorship program, including trauma-informed practices and diversity training.
Evidence-based treatment
Research shows peer support performs better than psycho- therapy for depression recovery; and that Guided Self-Care (e.g., the LiveWell Program) will actually determine the effectiveness of other treatment options, such as therapy and medication. 
Accessibility & consistency of Service
Google 'free depression support' in your own community to see how hard it is to find!  But LiveWell is:
  • FREE and open to the public
  • Daily effective support (because we know people want and need it)
Designed by a peer with lived experience...

...who knows what is means to recover from depression and to live well! Combining her expertise in evidence-based program design with her on her own experience of depression, recovery, and living well

For more info, tel 267.530.3739 or email

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Fix the system.

Change our world.

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mental health

movement that's

making a difference.


What sets LiveWell Apart?






Behavioral health and psycho-education at its most innovative, relevant, and effective, the LiveWell Program© stands apart as a curriculum-based wellness program strategically designed to teach people the skills they need to reduce their own symptoms and relapses of depression, and to increase wellbeing.

In fact, bringing together various evidence-based strategies for the treatment of depression into one integrated Guided Self-Care experiential-learning program is one of the things that distinguishes LiveWell in the behaviroal health field.




Our community-based and online LiveWell support groups are led by trained  volunteer peers from diverse backgrounds and professions with lived experience of depression, recovery, and living well.

They volunteer because they know 'giving back' has proven therapeutic value for their own mental health, and because they believe in the LiveWell mission that all people should have equal access to free and effective depression support.

The LiveWell Program© is endorsed by leading mental health experts


“I have no insurance right now. I can't believe these awesome groups are free." --Washington attendee

“This group has been a lifesaver."-- Virginia attendee

“I've needed a group like this my entire life."  -- NYC attendee

"The Tuesday night group keeps me functioning and sane" -Philadelphia attendee

“I hope you'll keep this group going after the coranvirus. It is really helping me."-- L.A. attendee

“My wife and I are struggling financially right now. It's hard to find mental health services [we can afford]  - Georgia attendee

“My mental health has already improved because of this group."  -- Kentuky attendee

What sets LiveWell Apart?

Our educational-based curriculum

The LiveWell Program© is strategically designed to empower people to take control of their own mental health care. We teach people the skills and evidence-based wellness strategies they need to reduce symptoms and relapses of depression, and to increase well-being.


Research shows that peer support and Guided Self-Care are not just evidence-based practices, but they are also proven to be as effective as psychotherapy for the treatment of depression.

For the people

Confidential support group

for mental health care providers

who are

managing depression, recovery &/or living well

The peer-led LiveWell Program© is endorsed by renowned experts!​



No records kept.  

Drop-ins welcome.

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Psychological "Tune-up"

Creative Problem-Solving 

Stress Reduction

Relationship Issues

Managing Your Moods

Managing Anxiety

Increasing Joy

A diverse community

dedicated to

depression recovery

and living well

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Contribute time and energy to things that are meaningful to you, and dedicate yourself to the mental wellbeing of your peers and community.

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MONDAYS 8:00 - 9:10PM
1315 Spruce Street
William Way Community Center
THURSDAYS 7:00 - 8:15PM
LiveWell Physicians Group
This group, for physicians, is on hold. Learn more about private coaching.
TUESDAYS 7:00 - 8:15PM
1906 S. Rittenhouse Square
Phila. Ethical Society2nd fl., stairs only
SATURDAYS 10:30 - 11:40AM
1901 South 9th Street (@Mifflin)
BOK Buliding,  enter on 9th Street
WEDNESDAYS 8:00 - 9:10PM
37 S. 42nd Street (@Chestnut St.)
Inner Rhythms Studio, 2nd fl., stairs only
SUNDAYS 6:15 - 7:20PM
LiveWell Mindfulness Group
139 North 2nd St (Arch/Race)
The Clay Studio (Beginners welcome!)


8:00 - 9:10 PM

1315 Spruce St. 
William Way Community Center


7:00 - 8:15PM

1906 South Rittenhouse Squ.
Philad Ethical Society 


8:00 - 9:10PM

37 S. 42nd Street (@Chestnut) 
Inner Rhythms Studio 


10:30 - 11:40AM

1901 S. 9th Street 
BOK Building


6:15 - 7:20PM

139 N. 2nd Street (Arch/Race)
The Clay Studio

A LiveWell Manifesto

LiveWell: it’s the radical idea of creating connection and hope in an alienated and despairing world. It's changing the way society tackles depression and suicide, and building a world based on shared responsibility, support, and dignity for the mental health of our communities.

It starts by standing with the depressed, listening to their collective voices, and recognizing wisdom and potential where others see illness and futility.

It thrives on moral imagination: the humility to see the world as it is, and the audacity to imagine the world as it could be. It’s having the ambition to learn at the edge, the wisdom to admit failure, and the courage to start again.

We are, at heart, conservationists. And people of faith. Concerned citizens 

Confuscius.. a search for our roots, which he perceived as grounded in humanity's deepest needs for belonging and communicating.  He had faith in the cuulative power of culture. The fact that traditional ways had lost vitality did not, for him, diminish their potential for regeneration in the future. In fat, C's sense of history was so strong that he saw himself as a cnsevationists reposonsible for for the contiunity of the cultural values and the scial norms that had worked so well for the idealized civilization of the Western Zhou dynasty.

It demands investing as a means, not an end, daring to go where markets have failed and aid has fallen short.


It makes capital work for us, not control us.

It makes media work for us, not control us. 

It requires patience and kindness, resilience and grit: a hard-edged hope. It’s leadership that rejects complacency, breaks through bureaucracy, and challenges corruption. Doing what’s right, not what’s easy.


LiveWell's Director of Education, Clancy Philbrick, and a group of his high school students.

LiveWell Learning Experiences aim to educate, inspire, and empower teens and young adults to take control of their own mental health self-care!


Our creative team of educators and presenters offer tailored programming uniquely designed to appeal to teens and young adults, integrating hip hop, sports, relationships, and more into depression awareness and mental health education.  Our offerings include:

  • Assembly-length programs

  • Break-out sessions and activities

  • Weekly or monthly group sessions

Leading the way at Kreationz by Hand in South Philly:  Travis Atkinson, Robert Melendez, Dennis Waller, Ron Sciocchetti


A unique public health program, LiveWell Barbers is a network of volunteer barbers dedicated to being on the front line of depression awareness and suicide prevention in their own communities.


In their neighborhood shops, barbers are creating safe spaces for men to talk about mental health, and connecting them with local organizations that provide care and support.

For more information, or to get involved,

link to here!