iyarn’s App Store Launch Event in Sydney

iyarn’s App Store Launch Event in Sydney

A big thanks to all those who attended iyarn’s recent launch event at Sydney International Regatta Centre.

In particular, thank you to Penrith City Council and Mayor Ross Fowler OAM for sharing a few words and building up the excitement.

A special mention also goes to Penrith CBD Corporation, Penrith Valley Chamber of CommerceNSW Institute of Sport, Paddle Australia, batyr and Suicide Prevention Australia.

Sydney International Regatta Centre holds a special place for iyarn Founder Lockie Cooke. Lockie trained and competed for many years as a kayaker at this venue.

The launch of iyarn’s new mobile apps was covered in the Western Weekender:

A new mental health app that promotes checking in with family, friends and colleagues was officially launched at the Sydney International Regatta Centre last Friday.

Founder of the ‘iyarn’ app, Lockie Cooke, is a former professional athlete and competed at the Regatta Centre for many years before suffering a career-ending injury.

During this time, Mr Cooke was exposed to some mental health challenges of his own and also lost a person to suicide.

It was then he knew he wanted to create something to better promote mental health awareness and stimulate important conversations around the country.

Over the past four years, Mr Cooke has been working alongside tech specialists to create iyarn. The app is a customisable tool that can be used by corporate businesses or for personal use.

Users are able to allocate values that are important to them or the business and give personal ratings as to how they feel about them at any given time.

This provides data to map users’ journeys and allows them to view others to check in on their friend, family member or colleague.

It also enables users or businesses to see what areas are lacking and create conversations as to how they can improve that.

Courtesy of Nicola Barton, Western Weekender

You can read the full article for more.

Other news and videos from the launch event to come soon!