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Real Talk – Conversations that save lives

We were joined at our 2019 Conference by Stella Comber and Alex Harvey, from Grassroots, who hosted the seminar ‘Reducing the numbers – Real Talk – suicide prevention awareness’. In the final of a series of blog posts from the day we explore the topic and discussions that took place… Read More

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Strength in Numbers – Reflecting on Helplines Partnership Annual Conference 2019

It was fantastic to see so many members at our Conference on 6 November in Birmingham. The day was an opportunity to celebrate with all the organisations and individuals who won awards, learn from our seminar hosts and guest speakers and recognise and reflect on the incredibly valuable services that… Read More

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Helpline Awards - Helpline Employee of the Year 2019

We spoke to Pat McBride, winner of the 2019 Helpline Employee of the Year Award about what winning means and the work of The Pituitary Foundation. First-hand experience I’ve been most privileged to work for The Pituitary Foundation for the past 20 years. As a pituitary patient from 1986, there… Read More

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Breaking the silence surrounding coercive control

At this year’s Annual Conference, where the theme was Strength in Numbers, our keynote speaker was Ryan Hart, a White Ribbon Ambassador and Refuge Champion. On 19 July 2016, Claire and Charlotte Hart were murdered in broad daylight by the family’s father using a sawn-off shotgun. He then killed himself…. Read More

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Helpline Awards 2019 – tips for your entry

The Helpline Awards, now in their sixth year, are an opportunity to acknowledge and reflect on the amazing work that helplines, their staff and volunteers do in providing information, support and advice to improve people’s lives. If you’re considering submitting a nomination for one of this year’s three award categories… Read More

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Looking back on 2018's Annual Conference

If you missed the 2018 Annual Conference, you can watch this short video to get a real flavour of the event. It features interviews with Paula Ojok, our Chief Executive, Anne-Marie Sabaroche from Family Rights Group, Karen Millard from SAIL and Maureen Sneddon from Citizens Advice Scotland. The theme of the… Read More

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

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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Keeping Helpline Users Safe

Safeguarding is a complex area. We were therefore delighted to launch our new guide to helplines and safeguarding at our 2015 annual conference. This will shortly be published on our website. Safeguarding is a vital topic for helplines and is the approach that your helpline takes to ensuring that people… Read More

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Helplines and Fundraising: the future is innovative?

Our fabulous fundraising panel at the Helplines Partnership Conference 2015 were bursting with good ideas and positivity. Charity fundraising can be a challenge. With the squeeze on public funds, and grant programmes heavily oversubscribed, it can be hard for helplines to find the essential funding which they need in order… Read More