Annika Howard

Annika Howard

What do you enjoy most about your role?
The variety of things I get to do in it and the opportunity to learn about and share the work of organisations that, in many cases, can be life-changing for the people they work with.

How would you like to make a difference?
To help get the message out there that if you, or someone you know, needs help, advice or information when you are ready to talk there are organisations that can help.

What are your top 3 values?
1. Learning – It’s so important to me to keep learning, investigating, asking questions and being curious.
2. Kindness – Thinking about how I do what I do if there is a kind way to do it always do it that way. There’s no need for nastiness.
3. Stability – To strive to achieve it and provide it.

Joined the Helplines Partnership team: 9 January 2018

Posts by Annika

A small conversation can make a big difference

It’s Time to Talk Day today, which is an opportunity to get the whole nation talking about mental health. This year’s theme is ‘the power of small’, because a small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference. We know, from our members, that many of… Read More

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Bank Workers Charity

Woman and child in park

We talked to our member, The Bank Workers Charity (BWC) to learn more about the organisation, what they do and the difference they have made to people’s lives. What do BWC do? BWC help current and former bank workers and their families in the UK. They provide advice, expert support,… Read More

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Support available for veterans and armed forces personnel

Ben Roberts sat a small table, smiling, with a laptop provided by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

We talked to The Association of Charitable Organisations (ACO), the UK umbrella body representing charities that give grants to individuals, to learn more about how their members have helped armed forces personnel, veterans and their families and how to signpost people contacting your helpline to access their support. Benevolent funds… Read More

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GlobalARRK: Together we can support stuck parents

Low winter sun, shining across a bay, with a mother and two children walking towards the sea with their backs to the camera.

Our member, GlobalARRK, is the only charity that specialises in supporting stuck parents worldwide. They talked to us about their work and the support they provide. GlobaARRK Our mission is to prevent international custody disputes and to reduce their devastating impact on children and parents. We do this by raising… Read More

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Five-year helpline upgrade in five months

Female lying on bed with mobile in hands

At this year’s Helplines Partnership AGM, our first-ever virtual AGM, we heard from Lydia Okroj and Zara Gilmour, in our member showcase. They shared how, as Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline they have responded to the pandemic, brought in huge helpline infrastructure changes and support their staff team’s… Read More

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