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Mental Health Awareness Week - Moving more for your mental health

James Gore | 16th May 2024

Hey everyone, happy Friday! We’re coming to the end of the Mental Health Foundation’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Since 2001, the charity has promoted an annual week for people to focus on, learn about and discuss their mental health - from young people in school to professionals in the workplace. This year’s theme is moving more for your mental

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Meet Bethany

Molly Rackham | 7th May 2024

Hello everyone, I am Bethany, and I am a new volunteer starting at Phase. I am very happy to be undertaking my student placement at an organisation that has fantastic values and aims for young people while I complete my studies. I will be working at Phase primarily on Mondays helping with workshops, detached sessions and support groups in the local

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Stress-Busting Tips for Exams

Kieran Murphy | 22nd April 2024

As exam season approaches, feeling a bit anxious is completely normal. But fear not! It’s not just about hitting the books harder—it's about hitting them smarter. Let’s explore some top-notch strategies to manage your stress, maximise your study time, and smash those deadlines.Understand the EndgameBefore you even open your textbook or revision not

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Take on a challenge for Phase

James Gore | 25th March 2024

It's Easter weekend, spring has sprung AND for the first time ever next month is… *drumroll please* ...Phase Active April!!!Throughout the month we’re asking people to consider signing up for events or challenges taking place in the coming year from tough mudder to triathlon. To start the month and get us all in the spirit, I’m organising a gr

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Resilient Women

Molly Rackham | 8th March 2024

Today is international women's day, a day where we celebrate women in our lives who guide us, lead us and have a special place in our hearts as well as highlighting the groundbreaking work of women across countless sectors, there are so many lessons we can learn from them. At Phase, we are passionate about building resilience in all young peop

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Work with us

Kieran Murphy | 5th March 2024

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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Empowering Young Minds: Setting Expectations for Success

Kieran Murphy | 1st March 2024

For the past two weeks I have had the privilege of working with nearly 70 6th form students as we've delivered a project to over 450 primary children equipping them to manage their emotions. I had high expectations of these sixth formers, they not only met these, but exceeded them. This got me thinking: A small sapling planted in fertile soil.

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Meet Martha, trustee

Kieran Murphy | 26th February 2024

Hi, I’m Martha and I have recently become one of the trustees at Phase. I’m currently the leader of The Hub Church in Hitchin (where Phase is based) which is an Anglican ‘fresh expression’ of church. This means that we’re like a traditional church but look and feel a bit different. When I’m not being a vicar, I love to get outdoors with my dog and

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Phase Mentoring

Molly Rackham | 5th January 2024

At Phase we are passionate about supporting young lives for a brighter day and a better future. We do a variety of work across Hitchin all pointing to this central mission we have. We aim to support their wellbeing and resilience, help young people to see hope, to be able to realise their value and potential, and ultimately thrive. One of the ways

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Project Hope: Doubling the Impact this December

Kieran Murphy | 24th November 2023

This December, brace yourself for an incredible opportunity to make a lasting impact! Project Hope, our matched giving campaign, is back, and it's all set to double your generosity. Thanks to the unwavering support of our gracious funders, every pound you donate to Project Hope in December will be matched, effectively doubling your contribution. Th

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Digital Wellbeing

Molly Rackham | 9th November 2023

Digital wellbeing may be a phrase that you haven't heard of before but you will definitely be aware of the impacts that technology and digital media are having on the world, both good and bad. There are so many positives to the digital sphere, it allows us to catch up with family on the other side of the world, to be entertained by Disney+ and

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Recharge Your Energy: Essential Tips for Quality Rest

Kieran Murphy | 2nd November 2023

Life as a whether young or old can be a whirlwind of responsibilities, deadlines, and social commitments. In the midst of it all, it's easy to forget the importance of rest. But getting quality rest is crucial for your physical and mental wellbeing. Here are 10 simple tips to help you rest well and recharge.Set a Consistent Sleep ScheduleYour body

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Young People and Vaping

Alexandra Marini-Williamson | 13th October 2023

Vaping has become more popular amongst society today and the popularity of vape shops opening in our towns are on the rise. But what is vaping? What are the facts? And why is it important to talk about it with young people? There is some confusion and misleading information about vaping, which can make it difficult to work out what's true or not. A

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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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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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