About the app
The Check-in is for anyone who wants to check in with a friend but is concerned about saying the wrong thing or making the situation worse.
The app takes you through four steps, 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.
There’s also links to where you can get support and tips from young people.
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The step-by-step layout, very supportive, offered follow up. However, there are no options in the Plan section for if things go badly.
I would use this tool to seek correct advice and plan how talk to my friend, to help and be there for them, as they are going through a tough time in their life. I loved the way it has 4 stages to plan the conversation, I find that to be very helpful. Also, how under each sub-heading there is an explanation as to why or how a particular step can help the situation. I liked the review at the end that states how you can follow up on your friend or even treat yourself.
I didn't like...
Nothing, I loved it.
This app is designed to be used so you can check in with a friend if it seems like they have problems or are struggling with something. The layout and design is smooth, looks good and is easy to navigate. It is made so you can use it in a clear, determined way so that no steps are missed.
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