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

Road Safety Week

Bike Smart - Road Safety Week 2018

Brake was founded in 1995 and exists to stop the needless deaths, serious injuries and pollution occurring on our roads every day. Brake’s vision is a world where there are zero road deaths and injuries, and people can get around in ways that are safe, sustainable, healthy and fair. Road… Read More

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How you’ve helped shape this year’s Helplines Partnership Conference

Helplines Partnership Conference Signage

It’s less than two weeks to go until this year’s Annual Conference and Awards. Over the summer, we heard from a lot of helplines through a series of events we hosted for our members and non-members. One of the questions we asked was ‘if you had a magic wand, what… Read More

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EHRC Advisor Support

This year, The Equality and Human Rights Commission are attending our Annual Conference and Awards. We talked to them about the help and support they can offer helplines who have queries about discrimination and human rights law. The Equality and Human Rights Commission provides a second-tier helpline so that those… Read More

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Trauma Counselling Line Scotland – a counselling line run by Scottish charity Health in Mind

Hands holding a smartphone.

Health in Mind is a Scottish mental health and wellbeing charity based in Edinburgh. It supports around 3,000 people every year to live the life they want to live. The charity offers a wide range of services including Trauma Counselling Line Scotland. Trauma Counselling Line Scotland launched in 2010, providing… Read More

Helplines and hands-free calling

Male driver with mobile phone

In 2017, the RAC, in their RAC Report on Motoring, released figures that showed 23% of drivers admitted to using a handheld mobile at the wheel to make or take a call in the past 12 months, and 18% admitted to checking texts, email or social media. Using a hand-held… Read More

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