Young people face barriers to accessing support for mental health


Parliamentary report finds that Children and Young People face multiple barriers to accessing support at a local level. A major report on mental health and children and young people has been published by the Health Select Committee (HSC), as part of its enquiry into child and adolescent mental health services…. Read More

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Our first Helpline Awards were spectacular!

Nicola James

If you read my blog before the Helpline Awards ceremony on 7 November 2014, you know it was full of excitement and eager anticipation as the day approached. Through the awards, we wanted to celebrate and show everyone how valuable helplines really are. We had an excellent response and I… Read More

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Reflections on our conference


Helplines came together to celebrate the history of helplines and to look to the future. I was proud to be a part of Helplines Partnership as we delivered a very successful conference, looking back over the past 25 years and then forward towards the future of our sector. The past… Read More

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Helplines on the Frontline


Helplines are an important partner in delivering health and social care for vulnerable people. Helplines Partnership, with our partners Shaping Our Lives (with Disability Rights UK) and the Race Equality Foundation have launched a landmark policy paper exploring the role that helplines play in delivering health and social care support,… Read More

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Online service to help young carers support someone with an eating disorder


Helplines have moved on from providing help just over the phone. An innovative new service provides a safe online space for young people affected by eating disorders. Beat – the UK’s leading eating disorder charity – has received funding from BBC Children in Need to expand their online support services… Read More

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