Oi – Be a voice against abuse.
Samaritans has launched a new digital resource for young people to be a voice against abuse, identify abuse when it occurs and know where to go to seek help. The ‘Oi’ App will help raise awareness and drive much-needed conversation around the issue of domestic and family violence.
Samaritans has worked closely with our youth services teams to gain insights into the kinds of questions young people ask, the support services available and their interactions with digital media, such as Apps.
The Oi App has been developed for iOS and Android platforms and includes an interactive quiz, an option to pledge to never commit or remain silent about abuse and share across social media, frequently asked questions about abuse and domestic violence, as well as a library of support services available for those who may be at risk, or who need someone to talk to.
In 2016 Samaritans received grant funding for the project through the Optus Future Makers program and has since partnered with local creative agency, Headjam to develop the digital resource.