iyarn to kick start Volleyball WA’s mental health conversation
Volleyball WA is excited to announce a new partnership with iyarn. The partnership will see the sport utilise the new iyarn app to expand its commitment to championing mental health.
Building off previous work done with the WA Association for Mental Health, the partnership is based on providing the community with a tool to facilitate the mental health conversation.
Volleyball WA CEO Robyn Kuhl welcomed the new partnership and encouraged the community to “take the opportunity to set aside time for self-reflection.”
“Mental health is so critically important right now. The strain COVID-19 has had on our community’s mental health cannot be understated.”
“As an organisation, we are invested in mental health and wellbeing promotion, so for us, iyarn is a natural next step. It will be an invaluable tool for our community to use as an ongoing way to reflect on their physical and mental health.”
Take the R U OK? Check In
We’ve set up a quick check in to gauge how you’re going this R U OK? Day.
The data collected from this wheel is entirely anonymous. There is no login and no signup required. This is just a way to start the conversation.
Feel free to take your results to start a conversation in your volleyball club. You can also adapt the ideas from this wheel to build your own check in!
iyarn was inspired from the word Liyarn of the Western Kimberley Saltwater people on the Dampier Peninsula, who ‘yarn’ together and connect through conversation. When the community connects they ask, “How is your liyarn” a path leading into a deeper conversation that can be explained in a variety of ways.
To find out more about iyarn head to https://iyarn.com/
Getting Started with iyarn
For more information, contact Volleyball WA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08 9228 8522.
Implementing iyarn in your Volleyball Club
For more information on how you can use iyarn in your team or your club, check out our deeper guide here.