Check in this R U OK? Day!
This year, R U OK? Day is Thursday 10 September.
R U OK? Day reminds us to invest more time connecting with our friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to let them know we’re thinking about them and we’re there to support them.
Checking in With Those Around You
Checking in with your friends is a powerful life skill for connecting and building strong relationships.
Check ins can be done in many ways, from a short text to a conversation over dinner. But, you should always be prepared to be vulnerable, confidential and be prepared to listen.
It’s best to ask slightly deeper open ended questions like “How is work?” to encourage a deeper response than “I’m fine”.
iyarn: The App for Checking In
We’ve built iyarn to help you check in, in your personal life and your professional life. It’s a great way to do a check in.
Simply define what matters to you or your contacts, and check in on those topics! Its easy to get started.
Take the R U OK? Day Check In
We’ve set up a quick, easy check in for you for R U OK? Day: no login or signup is required and all data is anonymous.
This is a quick and basic example of a check in. Additional features are available on iyarn once you’ve set up an account, including saving your data and setting up your own check ins.
Spark a Conversation
iyarn is all about unlocking good, honest conversation between people.
In general, the tips for using iyarn as a spark for conversation in clubs are:
- Talk about the positives.
- If people are comfortable, talk about the negatives. Note this may take some time.
- Talk about progress over time.
- Talk about actionable next steps that’ll help to improve ratings.
Set up a wheel in a few clicks and then share it to the people you need to check in with. We’ve just added a great share results feature!
iyarn is great as it can form a habit for checking in!