Daisy: Connecting women with services

Meet Daisy, an app that connects women experiencing gendered violence to state and local services. Daisy was launched today by Rosie Batty and Senator the Honourable Michaelia Cash and is available for download now from Google Play.

Available soon in the App Store

Why Daisy?
We know that violence against women is unacceptable, and nothing women do, say, drink or wear means they deserve unwanted sexual contact, violence or controlling behaviour. Daisy supports services and women with appropriate technology: an easy-to-use, centralised service listing of options for connecting with help. Daisy lists services in your state or territory, including specialist services, housing and legal services. And Daisy is not only for women experiencing violence: use her to find the right services for your clients.

Share Daisy
Download Daisy and see what you think. The technology tips are particularly useful when working with women to increase cyber safety. You can share Daisy by tweeting #iamdaisy with the link http://bit.ly/1zjwbcU and by adding the avatar to your Facebook and Twitter pages.

Who made Daisy?
Daisy is brought to you by 1800RESPECT and has been developed with input from all State and Territory governments, and funded by the Australian Government under the Second Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

Launch of Path 2 Home App

unnamed‘Path 2 Home’ is a guide to assist those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless and do not know where to go for help in the Eurobodalla and Monaro, Jindabyne, Bombala & Shoalhaven regions.

The guide provides a list of the names and location maps of the services in these regions that may be able to help: eg: support agencies, counselling, free showers, toilets, laundry facilities, food banks, free or low cost meals, food parcels or a bed for the night. It is also an invaluable tool for those working in the community sector that would like to know of other places they can go or refer to.

Features of the app include:

  • Emergency contact numbers
  • Location maps
  • Counselling services easily accessible
  • Locate showers and toilets easily
  • Help with Emergency shelter/bed
  • Free/low cost food locations

CLICK HERE to learn more

QuitNow! App

2014-01-14 13_50_46-Quit for New Life enews - January - Message (HTML)QuitNow! is the most complete tool you will find in Google Play to quit smoking.

QuitNow! offers you real-time status, anytime, to help you cope with anxiety:

  • The time (days, hours, minutes) since the last cigarette of your life
  • How many cigarettes you have avoided
  • The money and time you have saved

Also, QuitNow provides information on your health improvement process, and an achievement list you will unlock one by one, as time passes, motivating you to achieve your goal.

Most important, QuitNow! is social: Share your status and achievements on the very App.

Create your profile and start chatting with other quitters! Get help, tips and tricks from others, make friends, and offer your own support, any time, and always in your own language … and also on Facebook, Twitter, or any other Social Network!

Quit for you, quit for two is a smartphone app that provides support and encouragement to help women give up smoking. It aims to help women take their mind off the cravings with fun exercises and games to keep their hands busy. It distracts women when they feel the urge to light up, with practical quit tips and advice. It inspires women to keep going with amazing facts about the baby’s development. And, it gives women ideas for what they could buy with the money they are saving every day they don’t spend money on cigarettes.

The app can be personalised with your details so that you get daily reminders and words of encouragement. If women enter their quit date the app will automatically message them to let them know their baby’s growing. It’s a fun and practical way to quit and stay smoke-free for the health of the woman and the baby. The ‘Quit for you – Quit for Two’ app can be downloaded for free onto an iPhone or iPad from the Apple iTunes online store or for an android phone at Google Play store.

Department of Fair trading Scam Buster App

unnamedBe scam wise – stay one step ahead of the con men with NSW Fair Trading’s free mobile app Scam Buster. In the app you can:

  • learn about current scams doing the rounds in Australia
  • get NSW Fair Trading’s expert tips on how to bust scams
  • report a scam
  • make a difference in the fight against con men.

Get Scam Buster – download the free app today!

iPhone version (requires iOS 4.0 or later)
Android version

If you have any comments or queries about Scam Buster, email us, quoting ‘Scam Buster’ in the subject: webfeedback.sm@services.nsw.gov.au