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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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Work with us

Kieran Murphy | 11th January 2023

We are currently recruiting to expand pur team, see below for more information, how to apply and key dates.Schools WorkerWe are looking for a Schools Worker to help us extend our programmes and support to young lives with a key focus on primary schools. Could this be the right next step for you or someone you know? Could you help us get this new pi

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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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Project Hope

Kieran Murphy | 28th November 2022

This December sees our matched giving campaign Project Hope happening again. Through the very generous support of our funders, we are able to see every donation to Project Hope in December doubled! That's right, every £1 donated gets doubled up to £5000 - so we can raise £10,000 in total!What is Project Hope for? Over the past few years we have slo

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New Resource Available...

Hannah Dengate | 11th November 2022

At Phase, we are passionate about helping build wellbeing and resilience in children and young people. We do this in various ways, from primary school workshops, assemblies, secondary school lessons, 1-1 mentoring and support groups.At the start of this academic term, we released a new resource called Focus. This resource aims to enable and equip t

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Kieran Murphy | 16th September 2022

You may well be shocked to realise that Phase has been working with children and young people for 20 years! A truly amazing and fantastic feat, yet it doesn't stop there, we want to do even more to help young lives thrive, and that's where you come in!Over this year we are aiming to raise £20,000 which will enable Phase to expand our team, reach mo

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A guide to your 'tweenager's' brain

Guest Contributor | 19th August 2022

The tweenage years are those between the ages of 9 until about 13. I'll be honest I had never heard the term 'Tweenager' before I attended an inspirational talk on the subject a few years ago, I thought they were big blue CBeebies characters like the Tweenies! But the term does neatly sum up that strange time when your child is between childhood bu

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Building Our Resilience

Hannah Dengate | 8th July 2022

I recently went to hear Patrick Regan (Founder and CEO of Kintsugi Hope) speak on his Tour of the Bouncing Forwards Book. At Phase, we are passionate about building resilience in young people, so I always love to listen to other people who are passionate about the topic and can be inspiring.As part of the evening, they shared a video clip of the re

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National Volunteers Week

Amanda Maylin | 14th June 2022

Each year there is a National Volunteers week from 1st -7th June. If you volunteer with us and you missed one of our thank you posts on social media last week – please take this as an additional thank you for all your amazing support!Shirley & Jean, two of our amazing volunteers at Whitwell Steam FairPhase really could not work so effectively w

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Managing Exam Stress

Hannah Dengate | 20th May 2022

We have now entered exam season which can be a time full of different emotions, so here are 10 top tips to help you navigate this time...1) Self-Care is Important – During exam time, it can feel like there is a lot to do but looking after yourself is essential. Making sure that you keep a good sleep routine, eating a healthy diet, getting fresh air

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Are you feeling lonely?

Elizabeth Feltoe | 10th May 2022

It's mental health awareness week this week (9-15 May). This is a week that the charity The Mental Health Foundation uses to raise awareness of a different mental health experience each year. This year the focus is on loneliness.Along with many other emotional and mental health struggles, it's a subject that people might find difficult to talk abou

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Easter Workshops

Emily Croucher | 8th May 2022

At the beginning of April, after being at Phase nearly 3 years, I finally was able to deliver the Easter workshops for the very first time. Lockdown and covid restrictions have interfered with many things over the past few years, but it felt strange to remember how much of my time at Phase has been affected by it. The previous 2 years, Easter has f

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