Annika Howard

Annika Howard

Annika has worked in communication and marketing roles since 2005. She spent time in the public and private sector, working in areas as diverse as web design and development, financial services, healthcare and social science research. Annika has supported a range of charities in voluntary roles as a youth mentor, volunteer advisor, media match volunteer, trustee and chair.

Posts by Annika

Helplines Awards – Helpline of the Year 2018

MS Society winners of Helpline of the Year 2018

This award recognises helplines who have made a significant contribution to the sector and the wellbeing of service users. This year, MS Society won the award and Julie Gaynor, Helpline Services Manager at MS Society talks to us about winning the award. Winning Helpline of the Year Here on the… Read More

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Looking back on 2018's Annual Conference

Helplines Partnership Annual Conference 2018

If you missed the 2018 Annual Conference, you can watch this short video to get a real flavour of the event.┬áIt features interviews with Paula Ojok, our Chief Executive, Anne-Marie Sabaroche from Family Rights Group, Karen Millard from SAIL and Maureen Sneddon from Citizens Advice Scotland. The theme of the… Read More

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Helplines Awards – Employee of the Year 2018

Fedra Mardani, Senior Call Handler at Karma Nirvana and Paula Ojok, Chief Executive at Helplines Partnership

This award is open to all full-time, temporary and part-time paid staff who have made a significant contribution to the helpline, shown a real commitment and go above and beyond their job description. This year, Fedra Mardani, from Karma Nirvana, won the award and talks to us about Karma Nirvana… Read More

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How do you recreate the supportive environment of a Samaritans branch online?

Simon Stewart, Samaritans Senior Production Manager (Caller Services)

Simon Stewart, Samaritans Senior Production Manager (Caller Services), was one of our expert speakers at this year’s Annual Conference. Simon shared with us his experience of designing and developing Samaritans listening service via online chat. Samaritans Samaritans have 201 branches across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Every six seconds… Read More

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Helpline Awards – Volunteer of the Year 2018

Father and daughter walking in low autumn sun

The Helpline Volunteer of the Year recognises the contribution of full-time or part-time helpline volunteers who have shown a real commitment and gone above and beyond the volunteer role. This year, Pauline Green, a helpline volunteer for Families Need Fathers won the award and talks to us about volunteering. A… Read More

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