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A small conversation can make a big difference

It’s Time to Talk Day today, which is an opportunity to get the whole nation talking about mental health. This year’s theme is ‘the power of small’, because a small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference. We know, from our members, that many of… Read More

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Bank Workers Charity

We talked to our member, The Bank Workers Charity (BWC) to learn more about the organisation, what they do and the difference they have made to people’s lives. What do BWC do? BWC help current and former bank workers and their families in the UK. They provide advice, expert support,… Read More

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Support available for veterans and armed forces personnel

We talked to The Association of Charitable Organisations (ACO), the UK umbrella body representing charities that give grants to individuals, to learn more about how their members have helped armed forces personnel, veterans and their families and how to signpost people contacting your helpline to access their support. Benevolent funds… Read More

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Trustees’ Week – meet the Helplines Partnership Trustees

Trustee week recognises and celebrates the key role that trustees play in the governance and leadership of charities, volunteering their time and working together to lead the organisation and decide how it is run.   We would like to introduce you to our Board and explain a little more about why they chose to become Helplines Partnership Trustees.   What motivated you to become a Helplines Partnership Trustee?   Karen… Read More

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Helplines Partnership co-host Charity Hour

Every Wednesday night, between 8 – 9pm on Twitter people come together to talk about all things charity for #CharityHour. The hour is a weekly themed Twitter chat. Each week covers a different area and it’s an opportunity for people who work with, in or support charities to get involved… 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 2019 Shortlist Announced

We are pleased to announced 18 organisations have been shortlisted across England, Scotland and Wales in this year’s Helplines Partnership Awards. They are in the running to win: Helpline of the Year Helpline Employee of the Year Helpline Volunteer of the Year Paula Ojok, Chief Executive of Helplines Partnership said:… Read More

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A Visit to Helplines Network NI

Earlier this month, Nicola James, Head of Membership at Helplines Partnership attended the Helplines Network NI meeting in Belfast. I was really pleased to be invited to attend Helplines Network NI quarterly meeting on 10 September, in Belfast. It was great to meet so many people from such a range… 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