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Wellbeing Challenge - take a screen break!

Helen Bainbridge | 9th November 2018

How many times each day do you find yourself reaching for your phone, or opening social apps? Do you ever find yourself opening a social media app and then realising you'd only just closed it? If social media isn't your thing, how about email? YouTube? Netflix? Our world is so digital today. I know it's a cliche, but it can be so easy to spend so

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Work with us

Kieran Murphy | 5th November 2018

Phase has an exciting opportunity for the right person to come and join our staff team. Below is the job description and form to complete to register your interest in this role. Support and Interventions Lead - Full time £23,000 - £25,000 Phase wants to pioneer programmes that help young people to improve their wellbeing and see the decrease in me

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November Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st November 2018

We have finally reached the penultimate month in 2018 and if you feel anything like I do then this year has flown by. A new month brings with it a brand-new challenge. The focus of our challenge this month is all about reflection. Normally the end of the year brings an automatic reflection on the year gone by. What have you been most proud of? Wha

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How To Support Your Child

Donna Wade | 30th October 2018

We had the privilege recently of being asked to write a blog post for The Motherload (a website and blogzine for parents) about mental health. It is an area that their readers were requesting some information about, and we know from our own experience at Phase that parents do not receive enough support and guidance. Here are some thoughts that I s

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Amy's work experience

Kieran Murphy | 22nd October 2018

Often Phase are asked if we can accommodate young people on work experience. In July Amy joined the team for the final week of the summer term, here are her thoughts on a week with the Phase team.... In July I enjoyed a week of work experience with Phase, I learnt about the amazing work they do behind the scenes as well as in schools. I had the opp

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October Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st October 2018

October is here and that means a new challenge! This month’s challenge is a social media detox 😱 Wait don’t close the page. I know, I know this is going to be a real challenge for some of you. It will definitely be a challenge for me. Why even do a social media detox I hear you ask? Sometimes we do things instinctively and we don’t take the time

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Turning your dreams into reality

Sasha Austin-Seade | 28th September 2018

While you’re reading this I’m probably enjoying the sun in a Ghana getting ready to be a bridesmaid for my sister's wedding. This month’s challenge has been all about making steps towards doing something you’ve always wanted or maybe only ever dreamed of. We often feel like we’ll never achieve our dreams or that they are the stuff that fairy tales

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Shine A Light On... Self Worth

Grace Read | 24th September 2018

Self worth is ‘the degree to which a person…zzzzzzzzzz’….. Oh, sorry. I nodded off. Self worth definitions are so BORING aren’t they?! Self worth is exactly what it says it is. There’s not much point in explaining it further! But, erm, I have a blog post to write…so I should probably say more… Self worth is a slippery little thing. It isn’t concre

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Annual Celebration 2018

Kieran Murphy | 17th September 2018

Sunday 28th October, 4pm-5pm At Zeo Centre It is that time of year again, to come and celebrate all that Phase has been up to in the past year! On Sunday 28th October, 4pm at Zeo Centre (previously Hitchin Christian Centre) you are warmly invited to join us for our Annual Celebration service. It will be an hour of insight and experience, where you

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Changes to Phase Wellbeing

Sasha Austin-Seade | 14th September 2018

The Phase team is changing again this year with Hannah Dengate joining the team as the new Wellbeing Lead as I (Sasha Austin-Seade) leave to do a bit of globe-trotting. I sat down with Hannah to find out a little bit more about her. Is it weird being interviewed by your predecessor? (Laughs) yes by you… well not really. I think it’s been great, I

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Raffle Winners!

Kieran Murphy | 13th September 2018

Local Young People to Feel the Love from Fair in the Square Hitchin’s youth support charity Phase have been delighted by the response to this year’s Fair in the Square event which was sponsored by local businesses HRJ Foreman Laws Solicitors and AZ Autos. The crowd-pleasing event took place in the town’s Market Place, saw cheese eating, strength t

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September Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st September 2018

Welcome to September, It’s the beginning of autumn and the start of a new school year. This month’s challenge is all about you. Think about something you’ve always wanted to do. What’s stopping you from doing it? Your challenge is to make a plan for the next 30 days. So you can you something small each day to get you closer to your goal or dream.

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Zero Waste

Helen Bainbridge | 31st August 2018

So, how did your zero waste challenge go? Did you learn anything, surprise yourself? Or did you forget entirely that we'd ever challenged you to go zero waste? I kind of cheated on this one - I've been trying to live with less waste for a while now. The environment is important to me, I think we have a responsibility to be good stewards of God's c

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6th form survival

Sasha Austin-Seade | 17th August 2018

In the first week of July, we delivered sessions as part of the taster week for the Hitchin 6th Form Consortium. This article is a quick recap of some of the key points to help on the journey. We know that all of you haven’t moved on to 6th form so we thought we’d share it with you as we think they are a really good place to start building new rou

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A Level Results Day 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 16th August 2018

You have been waiting for this day and its finally here. You’ve picked up your results, so what now? Here are some great links to help you figure out what your results mean for you Prospects have some great advice on what to do on results day Ucas advice on what to do once have your results The student room’s guide to results day Times Higher edu

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