Helplines Awards – Employee of the Year 2018

Annika Howard
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?

Annika Howard
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

Annika Howard
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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Road Safety Week

Annika Howard
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

Annika Howard
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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