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

The power of listening

Sophie Andrews, Chair of Helplines Partnership, at TEDMed

In a powerful and very personal TED Talk, our Chair and the CEO of The Silver Line, Sophie Andrews shares how a helpline became her lifeline. In the short video, Sophie talks about how as a young girl, being sexually abused by her father and his friends, she made a… Read More

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Sky Badger tells us what it means to be a digital charity

Mother and young children looking at a tablet computer

I spoke to Naomi from┬áSky Badger, one of our members, to find out more about how they run their service entirely over the web and their band of virtual volunteers. Helplines rock. It’s quite that simple. For Sky Badger, helplines are a vital part of making sure we can find… Read More

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The value of volunteers

It’s difficult to underestimate the value and worth of volunteers to the success and sustainability of the helpline sector. We surveyed our members and of those who responded found that 17% had helpline services supported entirely by volunteers and 30% of member helplines were supported by a mixture of volunteers… Read More

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