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

Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service

Teenage girl on mobile phone

Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (LSLCS) is a mental health charity based in Leeds. They provide out-of-hours support to people in acute mental health crisis with the aim of reducing hospital admissions, A&E visits, and use of statutory crisis services. One of the ways they do this is through their… Read More

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The Challenges of Helpline Management

Sue, helpline manager at CALM presenting at the member event

In June, members who attended our Managing a Helpline event in London heard from Sue who manages the helpline for our member The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). Sue talked to us about the challenges of helpline management. CALM is a national charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single… Read More

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Harnessing the power of skilled volunteers

Volunteers brainstorming ideas

Doing more with less is a challenge facing many charities. When time and resources become stretched it can be difficult to focus on much beyond delivering the service your helpline provides. If you don’t have the specialist skills within your organisation, or you need a little bit of extra support… Read More

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Celebrating Volunteering - National Volunteers' Week

Figures released by NCVO, in their UK Civil Society Almanac 2017, show that in 2015-16, around two in every five adults aged 16 and over reported volunteering formally at least once in the previous year. To mark National Volunteer Week, an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity, we… Read More

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Unlock – the national charity for people with convictions

Unlock helpline worker supporting people with criminal convictions

People with criminal convictions can often face stigma and obstacles because of their criminal record long after they’ve served their sentence. We talked to Debbie Sadler, Advice Manager at our member Unlock about the help and support the charity offers through their helpline and website. What a difference 10 years… Read More

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