Where did Live On come from and what’s the point?
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Live On began with one simple but powerful mission statement: bring everyone and anyone together to start an open conversation about loss and grief. Since its humble beginnings the founders of the Live On Community have vowed to stay true to Live On’s values and aims, creating a platform for all to use. These values focus on tackling and opening the conversation up about loss, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion and more.
Together the founders conceptualised the idea of creating an online community, present across a range of social media platforms, which could allow the public to submit their own stories and ideas surrounding grief and loss.
Most of us have experienced the devastating loss of a loved one at some point in our lives. During episodes of extreme mourning we can often feel lost and alone, not wanting to talk to anyone in person due to fears of breaking down and exposing vulnerability. Both founders have experienced this type of loss, and have seen many of their nearest and dearest also experience the same pain and negative emotions.
Grief, loss and mourning are experienced differently by everyone. This can often lead to tension when around others as they simply do not understand the feelings you are experiencing, or what you need. Sometimes just a small gesture of kindness can be all we need to feel better and less alone. This is what the Live On Community strives to achieve!
We are not a health service, we are a community that talks.
Looking to the future, our first goal is to become a Government registered UK charity through donations and fundraising events. This seal of approval will aid the team behind Live On as they gain further access to tools and awareness events that help grow our community.
Throughout our journey we want to stay as transparent as possible with our community and audience. Therefore we will be consistently updating our social media accounts and website with new information and goal achievements.
Visit our Helpful Websites page for links to helplines and other centres. There’s no shame in asking for help.