The Check-in App

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

 

This app provides building blocks for how you would approach your friend and gives you a confidence boost to know what to do if your friend does need support. It helps young people plan a conversation of where they will have the conversation, what they will ask, what they have noticed and what they can do to support their friend. Young people also have the chance to rate the conversation through the app and get advice on the next steps in helping their friend while looking after their own mental health.

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

In 2013, beyondblue 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, beyondblue 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, beyondblue 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

STEEL BLUE Steel Blue
EinsteinzEinsteinz Communications
EFTMEFTM
UnitiwirelessUniti Wireless
membreys transport and crane hireMembrey's Transport and Crane Hire

 

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

Jane Riddell