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How can Helplines Standard certification benefit your organisation?
At Helplines Partnership, we offer the Helplines Standard certification - the nationally recognised quality standard which defines and certifies best practice in helpline work. Find out how it can benefit your organisation in this blog.
Five benefits of becoming a Helplines Partnership member
With over 300 members, we are a popular and trusted organisation when it comes to helpline management and best practice. Here, we share five of the main benefits of becoming a Helplines Partnership member.
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 them have seen an increase in the number of contacts to their service where mental health is mentioned or is involved.
Between April 2020 and April 2021, the National Emergencies Trust: https://nationalemergenciestrust.org.uk/ raised £97m to support the local and national response to the pandemic by voluntary and community organisations across the UK. Most of these funds were allocated to local Community Foundations to support local responses.
In a year where there has been so much loss and change to our freedoms, nature has taken the opportunity to offer hope and show us the way to regenerate, restore and reconnect. Where communities became isolated and human connection decreased, we saw a shift in mental health to a new level.
Celebrating volunteers - National Volunteers' Week 2021
Volunteering epitomises everything that is good about humanity. Individuals who manage and juggle their responsibilities whilst looking to give and help others goes unnoticed. This past year we were reminded about the good in people, how warm and selfless they can be in times of great uncertainty. Often when we receive kindness or someone's time without a return it can be taken for granted.
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.