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Exam Season

Rebekah K Bacon | 20th May 2019

Oh no. It’s everyone’s least favourite season of the year, back again to torment us. I am yet to meet someone who enjoys the thrill of going into an exam hall and trying to get down all their knowledge and understanding of a subject in 1-2 hours. Yet for me, equally as bad is coming out to find your friends discussing answers and realising what yo

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 - body image

Helen Bainbridge | 10th May 2019

It's Mental Health Awareness Week, and this year the focus is all around body image. It's something that affects us all - we might not all identify with having negative body image, but we all have a view on the way we look. And no matter how positively we view ourselves, we all have attributes we like more than others. The trouble is, our culture i

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10 tips to de-stress

Kieran Murphy | 29th March 2019

Today's blog piece is from a guest writer, David Price of Health Assured offering his top tips to de-stress. Stress is a common occurrence in our everyday life and in most cases it is manageable without the need for any drastic actions. However, if left unaddressed, stress leads to other underlying mental health issues like depression and anxiety.

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Spring

Helen Bainbridge | 8th March 2019

I really enjoy spring. I like winter too, but there's something about seeing the first trees in blossom and the first daffodils come out that I find really encouraging. Spring means new beginnings, new life, bright colours, and driving home from work in the evenings whilst it's still light! With the prolonged light and better weather seems to come

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Finalists

Kieran Murphy | 7th March 2019

We've made the final! Phase are extremely please to announce that we have made the final of the Charity Film Awards 2019, but we've not won yet! Vote Now Our Let's Talk - Self-Harm film has made it through early voting stages and now needs your help to win. You can vote for our film with just a few clicks and hopefully when we attend the awards ce

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Hitchin School’s Staff Panto Raises Money For PHASE

Rebekah K Bacon | 3rd March 2019

If you’ve been reading the local weekly Comet, you may have seen us! We have been featured alongside Kingshott School, who recently raised money for us in their staff performance of ‘Snow White’. They managed to raise a fantastic £700 help our work with over 3500 children and young people in the local area. If you missed out on the show, see their

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An Enchanted Evening of Song

Rebekah K Bacon | 28th February 2019

Saturday 23rd March, 7.30pm-10pm at Walsworth Baptist Church Come and join us for ‘An Enchanted Evening of Song’ to raise money for Phase, bringing well-being, hope and transformation across Hitchin. On Saturday 23rd March, 7.30pm at Walsworth Baptist Church, you are cordially invited to join us for a concert from the Felici Opera, with songs both

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Time Trek

Helen Bainbridge | 22nd February 2019

Time Trekkers! We hope you've been having a restful half term. Ours has seen the latest Time Trek event. Along with more than 40 primary school aged children, as well as young leaders and volunteers from many of our Hitchin churches, we hopped into the Professor's time machine and went back in time to find out more about Jesus. This year, we're f

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More than an Emoji...

Hannah Dengate | 25th January 2019

There are in total 2,823 emojis- I definitely couldn’t tell you what they all are! Most of us, I imagine probably use emojis when texting – whether it’s a smile, heart, thumbs up! I found out this week that you can even create an emoji to now look like you! The collection of emoji’s is forever growing. Emoji’s are a way of communicating how we ar

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Blue Monday

Helen Bainbridge | 18th January 2019

Is it just me, or does Christmas feel like a really long time ago? I don't know how we're half way through January already. Many would tell you that means Blue Monday is coming up. Or we've just had it. Or it's at the end of the month... Truth is, besides uncertainty over the date, Blue Monday has been widely debunked and it's a pretty unpopular c

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Hitchin Youth Trust

Kieran Murphy | 17th January 2019

Phase are excited to announce that we recently recevied a grant from Hitchin Youth Trust to support our Creative Space drop-in programme. We are extremely grateful for the continued support from Hitchin Youth Trust. Grants enables Phase not just to continue the programme but expand it so that more young people can come, enjoy and beneifit from th

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Being Part of the Phase Team...

Hannah Dengate | 17th January 2019

You are meant to thrive, not just survive. On Monday 3rd September 2018 I started working for a charity based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, called Phase as their Wellbeing Lead. Before this I was in Christchurch, Dorset working as a Youth Worker for a Baptist church, whilst also studying on the MA Course at Moorlands Bible College. Why move 163 miles

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Work with us

Kieran Murphy | 2nd January 2019

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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Christmas Unwrapped

Hannah Dengate | 24th December 2018

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6. Less than a week until Christmas 2018! Over the past two weeks here at Phase we have engaged with around 300 children in Hitchin, delivering our Chris

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Farewell Thoughts

Donna Wade | 21st December 2018

I have had the amazing privilege of working with Phase for the past 4 years, but now it is time for me to move on and to make way for the next adventure for both Phase and for me. I joined Phase at a really exciting time as we were dreaming up and creating a new vision, all with a focus on this word Wellbeing. The opportunities and growth of the c

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