The Check-in App

The Check-in app was designed in consultation with young people to help take the fear out of having a conversation with a friend who might be struggling. This is often not an easy conversation to have.


Who's it for?

Anyone who wants to check in with a friend but is concerned about saying the wrong thing or making the situation worse.

How's it work?

The app takes you through four steps, super easy and super quick, getting you to think about where you might check in, what you might say and how might you support your friend. There is also a section showing you things to consider, such as what if my friend denies there is a problem or what if I say something silly.

After you have had your conversation you can go back into the app and rate how it went. The app will then give you advice on the next steps in helping your friend while looking after your own mental health.

The app provides links to a range of online and phone services appropriate for young people in Australia. It also provides tips and advice from young people who have been through these conversations with friends. It’s free to download from Google Play and the Apple App Store.

The Check-in app was designed by Beyond Blue and Two Bulls.

The Check-in App – Winner of Vodafone Foundation’s App Aid 2013

In 2013, Beyond Blue won the Vodafone Foundation’s App Aid competition, resulting in the Check-in App being developed and released in 2014.

As one of five charity organisations selected to take part, Beyond Blue teamed up with Melbourne app developers, Two Bulls, to develop an app that could change the world for the better.

To bring this app to market, Beyond Blue used the crowd funding website Pozible to raise $10,000 in three weeks. Vodafone Foundation matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 and a bonus $25,000 for winning the competition (having the most number of supporters).

A special thank you to the following individuals and organisations who supported us in making the app possible:

Honour roll

Those who donated $50+ to App Aid

Vicki Atkinson; RoboCate Bennett; Rachael Butler; Andrew Burton; Alisha Carter; Stephen Cassidy; Garry Chapman; Vicki Darsana; Brian Davey; De'arne Davey; Evan Davey; Andrew Davis; Jane de Boer; Benjamin Dendle; Kylie Diep; Taffy Evans; Lauren Gavel; Rod Gilmour; Annette Graham; Sash Haddon;  Robert Halley-Frame;  Lou Hayward; Julie Holder; Susan Jackson-Osborne; Warwick Jones;  Robin King; Linda Krall; Sue Lamont; Derek Le Marchant; Shaun Lyon; The Marandas; Richard Mason; Terri McDonald; Ciara Merrifield; Isabel Michell; Kylie Moore; Barbara Nichols; Lorraine Pestell; Emma Potter; Kyle Rennie; Lynley Rennick; Nandi Segbedzi;  Richard Seglenieks; Denise Shingles; Geoff Simpson; Vic Testolin; Rita Varvakis; Geoff Walker; Anthony Williams; Jaiski Wr

Those who donated $100+ to App Aid

Shannon Barlow; Shaun Daly; Peter Deering; Wade Farnsworth; Dane Farrell; Shelley Hughes; Victor Maree; Steven McLachlan; Patricia Mendes; Shane O’Hart; Carol & Peter Scott; Janine Scott

Those who donated $250+ to App Aid

John Cameron; Lisa Davidson; Andrew Duirs; Raji Guterres; Maddy Haydar; James Kane; Yohan Ratnayaka; Tim Sherwood; Allan Sparkes

Corporate supporters who donated $500 to App Aid

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A special Thank You to Jane Riddell Architects who donated $3,200 to App Aid

Jane Riddell

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