the help desk

Coaching and support for moments of transformation

We believe movements are stronger when they are intentional not only about what they are doing, but how they are doing it. We also know it can be hard to know where to go for that kind of support, and to carve out space to do it. The Help Desk is here to hold you in moments of need, offering coaching; operational support; and space for strategy development to those working for social justice and change. Support is also available for people who have participated in any of our training programmes to build on and embed their learning.

We draw on the expertise of our team, our wider network of consultants and associates and the brilliant work that is happening across movements, to inform and shape this offer, and help you navigate areas of complexity and work through practical questions, offering support with the following:

1-1 Coaching

Having time and space to reflect and talk things through can be transformative, and 1-1 coaching provides you a dedicated space to do just that and transform your movement work. Through these sessions we can support you with things like:
- Developing your leadership skills
- Navigating challenges
- Building confidence


We can facilitate group or 1-1 debrief sessions, after an action, campaign or mobilisation, to help understand what happened and what needs to happen next. Through these sessions, we’ll explore:
- Reflections on how what went well and what didn’t
- What outcomes and impact did it have
- What care and support is needed now
- What are the next steps

Strategic development coaching

Strategic development coaching can provide space to explore ideas, develop and evolve thinking, to help you figure out how to turn your idea into a campaign, event or organisation. This can be helpful if you need a thought partner to work through ideas, build confidence and find a way forward. Come and talk to us to:
- Discuss how to turn an idea into a campaign, event or organisation
- Navigating challenges that are showing up in your organisation
- Bring clarity to your strategic vision and direction of travel

Support for programme alumni

Every year NEON trains hundreds of people across our comms and movement building programmes. The training environment is a great place to connect with the content and be inspired by others, and when we get home afterwards it can all start to feel a bit abstract. We offer a 1-1 space for you to reconnect with your learning and build your confidence to put into practice, whether it’s thinking through how to put it into practice or reflecting on what you’ve done and the next steps.

How do I get help?

Click on the link below to book an introductory call and answer a few brief questions telling us about the support you’re looking for


Support through The Help Desk is free for unfunded people and groups and we operate a sliding scale of fees for those who are funded. We don’t want cost to be a barrier and are always happy to discuss what would best work for you and your organisation.

Not what you’re looking for?

If the above doesn’t sound like quite what you need, you might want to check out our training programmes and other support and resources NEON offers. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, drop us a message at and we’ll try and help.