The confidential helpline service for under-25s, Get Connected, is launching the first ever charity helpline app on Monday 14th October.
‘Get Help’ with the new Get Connected App will give 14-25 year olds access to the Get Connected Helpline in their pocket via phone, text, email, webchat and the online directory, WebHelp 24/7. Using geolocation software, the app gives information on help available nearby. Last year 95,000 young people contacted Get Connected about a wide range of issues including homelessness, self-harm, bullying and drugs.
The new app, funded by social investor Nominet Trust, will also keep young people regularly updated with exclusive free or discounted products and services donated by Get Connected’s corporate supporters. As long standing supporter and the app launch partner, Carphone Warehouse is offering up to 60% off selected phone accessories in store and online. Also, 02 have kindly donated a box for 22 people to see Jessie J at The O2 on 30th October 2013 as a competition prize.
Annika Small, CEO Nominet Trust, funders of the Get Connected Helpline app said: “We love funding the sorts of innovative pilots and prototypes that other funders would find too risky. Young people, as we all know, are under real social pressure right now but are tremendous users of technology. I love the ambitious target and it would be great to see mobile operators get behind it.”
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