What is Livewire?

When you’re a teen living with a serious or chronic illness, or a disability, it can be hard – and let’s face it, sometimes people just won’t get what you are dealing with! That’s why we created Livewire: a place for people like you. Whether you are from Australia or New Zealand, it’s a place you can make friends, share stories, laugh, have a vent, and just be yourself… whatever kind of day you’re having!

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News & Events

14 Things I have learned being a high school student with a disability . . . by Rep_McTruides

1. Just because you were born different doesn’t mean you are seen as “different” by the other students.That’s right! Never think you are different! We were all born different! Because if we weren’t and the world was perfect, everything would be boring!! You are just like everyone less, but with added flair!!! 2. Your disability …

DIY Clay Beads

Liz gives making her own Clay Beads a go, read below to see how to make your own. DIY Clay Beads Have you ever seen those beautiful pastel coloured spheric beads? I always use to look at them and think, how are they made? Well it turns out you can make them with Clay!! What …

Year of the (Smelliest) Pig

February 5th was the beginning of the Year of the Pig!Many people don’t realise just how many different pigs there are, so let’s have a look at some of the most interesting pigs out there. This well trained pig is a truffle hog, one in a long line of useful pigs performing a very specialized …

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
Tell us about yourself  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. I also combine by roles online and …
Guide_Jess (18)

My interests include musicals, photography, reading and writing…. also, Netflix.

Guide_AceStace (15)

Hi I’m Stacey or Guide_AceStace, I’m 15 and was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma cancer in 2015.

Guide_Mealie (14)

Hi I’m Amelia, or you can just call me Mealie.

Guide_Serena (16)

Hey, my name’s Serena. I have a bone disorder called Klippel-Feil syndrome, which means I have a fused neck..

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