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Let's Talk Anxiety Support Group Reflections...

Hannah Dengate | 2nd July 2021

Over the past term we have had the privilege of running 5 'Let’s Talk Anxiety Support Groups' across the Hitchin Secondary Schools. We are seeing more and more young people struggle with anxiety, especially as we start to emerge from lockdown and are processing all that has happened over the past 18 months. A recent survey by the Mental Health Foun

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Let's Talk Anxiety Support Groups

Hannah Dengate | 23rd April 2021

At Phase we are passionate about helping young people live life in all of its fullness, to reach their full potential and thrive. However, due to the pandemic, we have seen a rise in mental health issues and a high level of anxiety. A survey carried out by Young Minds in January 2021 found that: 67% of young people believed that the pandemic will h

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Resilience in a Pandemic

Hannah Dengate | 29th January 2021

"We have all been in the same storm but not the same boat." We are all experiencing this pandemic, but our experiences will all be very different. Some of us would have experienced grief, loss, whether that’s loss of a loved one, loss of a job or finance, the disappointment of not being able to spend Christmas with those we would have wanted too. A

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Mentoring

Hannah Dengate | 20th November 2020

Why and How Mentoring works...At Phase we are passionate about equipping children and young people so that they don't just survive but thrive as they journey through life. We love to help children and young people build good wellbeing and resilience. At Phase we have the opportunity to do this in a number of ways, but one particular way in which we

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The Value of Reflecting...

Hannah Dengate | 16th October 2020

At Phase we are passionate about helping children and young people build good wellbeing and resilience, in order to help them to thrive and be all that they were created to be. We aim do this through a number of different means, whether that is through our early interventions work and the primary programmes, or our work in secondary schools. For ou

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International Youth Day!

Hannah Dengate | 12th August 2020

At Phase we love young people, we are passionate about seeing them thrive and reaching their full potential to be all that they were created to be. I am always so thankful to the people who believed in me when I was a young person and gave me opportunities to learn and grow. At Phase we love to journey alongside young people in a number of differen

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The Value of Connecting

Hannah Dengate | 30th July 2020

As human beings we need connection with others. We value being close to others and knowing that we are valued.  Social connection is one of the 5 ways to wellbeing and is important for our physical, emotional, social and mental wellbeing. Evidence has shown that having other people in our lives matters to the quality of psychological wellbeing no m

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"The beautiful thing about learning is no one can take it away from you." B.B. King

Hannah Dengate | 20th July 2020

I wonder what comes to mind when you hear the word learning? Maybe it’s education, reading or exams!  Does learning bring you enjoyment?Learning can take many different forms, from education, to developing a new skill, to challenging yourself to step out of your comfort zone. As a Phase team we have recently completed the Gallup Strengths Finder te

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Mentoring Online

Hannah Dengate | 29th May 2020

At Phase we are passionate about equipping children and young people so that they don't just survive but thrive as they journey through life. We love to help children and young people build good wellbeing and resilience. At Phase we have the opportunity to do this in a number of ways, but one way in particular which we are able to this at the momen

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Love Languages

Hannah Dengate | 20th May 2020

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the theme this year is Kindness. Evidence has shown that helping others can have a positive effect on our own mental health and wellbeing.' One way in which we can show kindness and help others around us is by being aware of each other's love languages. I first came across the concept of love languages

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Mental Health Awareness Week (18th - 24th May)

Hannah Dengate | 17th May 2020

This coming week is Mental Health Awareness Week, with the theme for this year being Kindness. We are at a time in life where looking after our mental health and wellbeing has never been so important. Our normal routines, and ways of life have changed, and we have had to adapt. Many of us are away from the friends and family that we love. However,

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Coping with Change

Hannah Dengate | 8th May 2020

We are in a time where we are all having to adapt, find new routines and rhythms, as what we previously knew and understood has changed. As I was reflecting on how we cope with change, and what I have personally found helpful during this time, three things came to mind, they were Recognise, Routine and Resilience. So let's explore these a little bi

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Vitality Big Half

Hannah Dengate | 28th February 2020

Run, they say? It will be fun! This coming Sunday 5 of us will be running the Vitality Big Half  in order to raise money for Phase. Right now I am definitley feeling a mixture of emotions, ranging from excitment to terrified!!But why are we doing this...? Because we want to see change, we are passionate about helping young people thrive, to not be

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The Studio

Hannah Dengate | 24th February 2020

Aged 11-18 years? Fancy a time to be creative? To meet with others? A space to chill out and chat…?Why not come and try out the Studio... The Studio provides a space to be, create, talk, make new friends, learn new skills and have some fun!4pm-5pm every other Wednesday.The next few dates:Wednesday 26th FebruaryWednesday 11th MarchWednesday 25th Mar

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Blue Monday...

Hannah Dengate | 17th January 2020

This coming Monday (20th January) has gained the name Blue Monday. The third Monday in January is supposedly the day when due to a number of factors including the weather, failure to stick to new year’s resolutions, debt level, Christmas seeming a long time ago, people are feeling at their lowest. A formula for calculating this day has even been d

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