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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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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

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The Challenges of Helpline Management

In June, members who attended our Managing a Helpline event in London heard from Sue who manages the helpline for our member The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). Sue talked to us about the challenges of helpline management. CALM is a national charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single… Read More

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GamCare and the National Gambling HelpLine

As gambling behaviour is increasingly a subject of public health and policy interest we talked to Catherine Sweet, Head of Marketing and Communications, at our member GamCare about the work they do to prevent gambling becoming a problem and supporting people if it does. Understanding the risks “For many people… Read More

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Helpline tackles human trafficking

Figures from the National Crime Agency show that in the three months from April to June 2017, 1090 victims potential victims of human trafficking were reported in England, 52 in Wales, 47 in Scotland and 11 in Northern Ireland. The 1,200 potential victims were from 83 different nationalities with Albania,… Read More

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The power of listening

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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TV show highlights young carers

Darlington Young Carers Service supports children and young people aged from 5 to 25 years and their families, to reduce the impact of their caring responsibilities. Linda O’Neill, Project Leader, tells how she became involved with Helplines Partnership’s 2017 Annual Conference.   “The parent of one of our young carers,… Read More

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SeafarerHelp helpline wins international award

Our member, ISWAN (International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network) operates SeafarerHelp – a free, confidential, multilingual 24/7 helpline which supports thousands of seafarers and their families across the world, every year.   Celebrations Their amazing service has been recognised at the prestigious 2017 Safety at Sea Awards where they achieved… Read More

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Children’s and young people’s mental health in the spotlight

Mental health and in-particular young people’s mental health has recently been in the political and media spotlight. One of our members, YoungMinds, tells us about their Parents Helpline and the events they have planned to raise funds and awareness.   YoungMinds, is the UK’s leading charity championing the well-being and mental… Read More

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Helplines and the law

Helplines are not currently regulated and there is nothing to prevent anyone from setting up a ‘helpline’. However members of Helplines Partnership (HLP), who deliver socially important services, are expected to maintain certain standards and policies which helps to provide an additional measure of confidence for those contacting them. Although… Read More