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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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Helpline Awards Helpline of the Year 2018

This award recognises helplines who have made a significant contribution to the sector and the wellbeing of service users. This year, MS Society won the award and Julie Gaynor, Helpline Services Manager at MS Society talks to us about winning the award. Winning Helpline of the Year Here on the… 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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Helplines Awards - Employee of the Year 2018

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?

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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Road Safety Week

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

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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Helplines and hands-free calling

In 2017, the RAC, in their RAC Report on Motoring, released figures that showed 23% of drivers admitted to using a handheld mobile at the wheel to make or take a call in the past 12 months, and 18% admitted to checking texts, email or social media. Using a hand-held… Read More

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Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service

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