What's the latest?


James Gore | 29th August 2023

With the new school year right around the corner, I thought it would be cool to write about goals. September brings a mix of emotions for a variety of reasons: new school, new level of pressure, new teachers, (or vice versa) new students, the list goes on. Novelty means change and change means uncertainty, or, excitement. Either way, if we’re at th

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Work with us

Kieran Murphy | 10th August 2023

We are currently recruiting to expand our team, see below for more information, how to apply and key dates.Early Interventions LeadWe are looking for an exceptional individual to help us extend our programmes and support to young lives with a key focus on primary schools as well as delivering to secondary schools. Could this be the right next step

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Effective Rest

Molly Rackham | 31st July 2023

It's the summer holidays! Although at the moment the weather isn't especially sunny, the school holidays provide us with a natural break to take a breather, reflect and look ahead. It also gives many people, including our children and young people a time for rest, recuperation and recovery before September. Photo by Josh Rakower / UnsplashRest is a

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Transition Groups

Caroline Garfield | 7th July 2023

As we reach the end of the school year it’s all systems go here at Phase as we aim to really meet the needs of all our primary and secondary school young people before they level up in September. I must say, the sessions that we deliver to our schools give me so much joy! The level of engagement, enthusiasm from both volunteers and the students rea

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Meet James

James Gore | 15th June 2023

Hey everyone, my name's James and I'm super excited to have joined the Phase team as a school’s worker. Over my first few weeks, it’s been amazing to see how Phase’s work resonates and makes a big difference to the lives of schools in Hitchin. I can’t wait to be involved in the continuation of this work building wellbeing and resilience in young pe

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Volunteers Week 2023

Caroline Garfield | 7th June 2023

At Phase we are so grateful for the work of our wonderful volunteers.  This week is Volunteers Week, which gives us an excellent opportunity to say a great big THANK YOU to all our faithful volunteers.One of our volunteers, Carol Ward, has kindly written us this blog post with her thoughts on volunteering for Phase.Do you have a little time on your

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Conquer Mount Everest for a Cause

Kieran Murphy | 20th May 2023

Join Us in an Epic Challenge!"Over the past few years, we have embarked on extraordinary endeavors to make a difference, raise funds, and create awareness for the impactful work of Phase. And guess what? This year is no exception!On Friday, June 9th, starting at 10 am and continuing until Saturday, June 10th, 10 am, I, along with you (hopefully!),

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Meet Alex

Alexandra Marini-Williamson | 19th May 2023

Hey, my name is Alex and I am the new Schools Worker here at Phase and it's been incredibly exciting joining the team and getting involved in all that Phase offers ... which is pretty impactful stuff. From Monday - Thursday I'll be preparing and delivering workshops and lessons in the local primary and secondary schools, engaging with as many young

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

Molly Rackham | 15th May 2023

It is Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 this week and this year the theme is Anxiety. The aim of Mental Health Awareness week is to open up conversation with others about important topics and support one another by sharing experiences and tools. Anxiety is an emotion that we have all felt, it's completely normal. Some people may get anxious about e

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Meet Molly

Molly Rackham | 31st March 2023

Hello! My name is Molly and I am the new Schools Worker here at Phase! I am really excited to be joining the incredible Phase team 3 days a week, Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays. On these days I will be delivering workshops and lessons in the local primary and secondary schools, doing detached youth work, mentoring, and support groups. If I’m not d

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People who fundraise for Phase

Amanda Maylin | 14th March 2023

If you choose to fundraise for Phase, then often the best way is to do it via something you are passionate about! Deolinda, from Our Lady Immaculate and St. Andrew's Church (Our Lady’s) in Hitchin, is passionate about all things green, and she has used this passion to raise lots of funds for Phase (& other causes). Below she answers some questi

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Seasons Change

Hannah Dengate | 17th February 2023

Just like seasons change in nature, so do our own personal seasons of life. Having been at Phase now for 4 ½ years as the Wellbeing Lead the time has come to embark on a new adventure and enter a new season at a local College to be the Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner.As my season at Phase draws to a close, I look back with a grateful heart

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Meet Caroline

Caroline Garfield | 31st January 2023

Hello! I’m Caroline, the new Admin Assistant at Phase.  I’m really excited to be joining the team and playing my part in the wonderful work that Phase is doing in the local schools. You’ll find me in the office two mornings a week and I will mostly be in charge of communications through prayer guides and newsletters, amongst other things.The last f

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A Wrap on Christmas Unwrapped

Emily Croucher | 23rd December 2022

Last week we finished delivering the Christmas Unwrapped workshop for Year 6.  The workshop is an opportunity to explore the story of the nativity, which is right at the centre of the Christmas celebrations. I know you’re thinking it should be fairly straightforward – but not always! This workshop is full of surprises!One of the most fun parts of t

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Kieran Murphy | 10th December 2022

As we make our way through Advent, I wanted to share a few thoughts on what I see as the joy of this special time as a seasonof wating.The joy of Advent is a time of anticipation and preparation leading up to the celebration of Christmas. It is a time for many Christians like myself to reflect on the coming of Jesus into the world, and to prepare o

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