We are incredibly proud of the work undertaken collaboratively to launch a world-first real-time web counselling service in early 2000s. Demand for WebChat continues to grow today. With thousands of children engaging, we can never really place a value on what that service has brought to the community, but we do know many lives have been saved.
At times of challenge, as we are experiencing now, and as we have experienced with significant events such as floods and bushfires, we need to ensure children and young people are not left behind simply because they don’t have access to the internet. Thanks to Optus we are able to support young people at risk of being isolated from help and support through Optus' new initiative Donate Your Data.
We are proud of what our partnership has achieved in the last 20 years in supporting children and young people to live safe, happy lives.