The Big Conversation

What does it really mean to live a good life? How do we move from just living to thriving?

We all want to live in a place we can call home, with the people we love, and doing the things that matter to us – and people with learning disabilities are no different. Everyone has the right to live a good life.

The pandemic and lockdowns have affected all of us in many ways. But for many people, the disadvantages, discrimination and barriers they face have intensified as a result of Covid-19, leading to feelings of isolation, anxiety and mental health challenges.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to feel valued for who they are.

That's why at SeeAbility we believe it's time for a Big Conversation about what it really means to live a good life, and how we can all make little steps towards feeling more happy and fulfilled.

Our first conversation looked at the question:

‘What does it mean to live a good life?'

Our second Big Conversation asked:

'What does belonging mean to you?'

We're now moving on to our third Big Conversation, asking the question:

'How does love affect our mental and physical wellbeing?'

Emily Steward, Influencer at SeeAbility says:

"Love is about caring and sharing. When I feel love I feel more connected with people. If you've got someone that loves you, it's easier to tell them what you're struggling with and ask for help."

Do you have balance in your life? Find out with our free wellbeing tool

To help you think about what it means to you to live a good life, we’ve teamed up with LifeClubs - the experts in wellbeing coaching - to offer you a free wellbeing tool, designed to help you find out if you’re living your best life. 

The LifeClubs balance chart will show you what’s working well for you at the moment, and which parts of your life you might want to improve. Find out what you need to bring balance to your life - download your free balance chart and begin your self improvement journey with us today.

Get your free balance chart

Share your experiences

By following your balance chart journey, you'll identify things you think are important to living a good life. We think living, loving, thriving and belonging in your community is important for everyone's wellbeing. What do you think?

Throughout the year, we'll be igniting a series of national conversations based on four themes: Live, Love, Thrive and Belong. We hope you’ll join in and share your experiences or opinions.

To get involved, join us on social media to kick off the Big Conversation using the hashtags #TheBigConversation and #RightToLove

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Or you can email us your experiences and opinions to media@seeability.org.

Emily says:

"What does living a good life mean to me? Having as much independence as possible. Having freedom of choice. Having the right support in place. Having information in an accessible format."

James shows off his muscles in front of a painting of a rainbow

Everyone has the right to live a good life - to live, love, thrive and belong in their communities. Read more about how we're supporting people to live their best lives, with independence and choice.