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Youth work learnings

Kieran Murphy | 10th December 2018

4 things I’ve learnt about youth work? Hi everyone, I’m Molly and in September I moved to London to begin a gap year with XLP. I grew up in Hitchin and have experienced the work of Phase whilst I was at school and they inspired me to begin my own journey of youth work. XLP is a youth work charity working with young people struggling with a range of

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Work with us

Kieran Murphy | 5th November 2018

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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Amy's work experience

Kieran Murphy | 22nd October 2018

Often Phase are asked if we can accommodate young people on work experience. In July Amy joined the team for the final week of the summer term, here are her thoughts on a week with the Phase team.... In July I enjoyed a week of work experience with Phase, I learnt about the amazing work they do behind the scenes as well as in schools. I had the opp

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Annual Celebration 2018

Kieran Murphy | 17th September 2018

Sunday 28th October, 4pm-5pm At Zeo Centre It is that time of year again, to come and celebrate all that Phase has been up to in the past year! On Sunday 28th October, 4pm at Zeo Centre (previously Hitchin Christian Centre) you are warmly invited to join us for our Annual Celebration service. It will be an hour of insight and experience, where you

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Raffle Winners!

Kieran Murphy | 13th September 2018

Local Young People to Feel the Love from Fair in the Square Hitchin’s youth support charity Phase have been delighted by the response to this year’s Fair in the Square event which was sponsored by local businesses HRJ Foreman Laws Solicitors and AZ Autos. The crowd-pleasing event took place in the town’s Market Place, saw cheese eating, strength t

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Glad Game

Kieran Murphy | 27th July 2018

As we draw to the end of July (which currently has been the best month for weather!!) and welcome in the summer, the wellbeing challenge this month has been to keep a gratitude journal! So what has Kieran done this month as part of this extremely good challenge? I have been playing the glad game! What is the Glad Game I hear you ask? It is writing

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Podcast

Kieran Murphy | 21st June 2018

Phase recently received funding to produce a podcast looking at young people's mental health and wellbeing. Phase had been asked by young people to look at this topic and enable a tabled discussion about the challenges, concerns and also the hopes of what can be done. In this episode you will hear from young people from across Hitchin, Katie South

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Fair in the Square

Kieran Murphy | 15th May 2018

Fair in the Square is happening again! On Saturday 16th June 10am - 2pm come on down to Hitchin Market Square and enjoy games, competitions, cakes, raffle and much, much more and help support the young people of hitchin! As part of the event we have a raffle happening with fantastic prizes - the top prize being a car kindly donated by AZ Autos. R

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Grey Matter

Kieran Murphy | 13th April 2018

Everyday is a school day so they say! But what have you learnt today and are you someone that looks for opportunities to learn, grow and develop? I have always enjoyed learning but not always in the most conventional ways. As a person I much prefer to give it a go and then ask questions. As you can imagine this has resulted in one or two epic fail

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London Marathon

Kieran Murphy | 27th February 2018

Meet David Alvarez, Director of AZ Autos and who is using our Charity place in the London Marathon to fundraise for Phase as well as the Barcelona Ironman*. We asked David a few questions and here are his replies: Tells us something about yourself. My passion is improvement. I try and achieve this through my business and my hobby which is triathlo

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Hitchin Rock Choir

Kieran Murphy | 24th February 2018

Come and enjoy a night for all the family with The Hitchin Rock Choir. An evening of classic rock songs like you’ve never heard them before. This great event is happening on Friday 23rd March, at The Priory School, doors open at 7:15pm with the performance starting at 8pm. Tickets are just £10 each and can be purchased through our Eventbrite page,

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#240in24

Kieran Murphy | 23rd February 2018

They came, they saw, they conquered! We have been raising funds for our work with the young people across the town by arranging a 240km run - completed in just 24hrs, non-stop through the day and night at Archers Gym. The heroic runners from local companies, schools and charities stepped up and actually made 251.8km in the time and have raised hu

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240in24

Kieran Murphy | 8th February 2018

10am Friday 16th February will see a team of people including Kieran Murphy, Director of Phase are taking on a huge challenge of running 240KM in 24hrs! It will all be happening at Archers Gym, in Hitchin. Why such a challenge I hear you ask? It is all to raise money to continue and grow the work of Phase. Almost everything Phase delivers is free

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Out with the old, in with the new

Kieran Murphy | 5th January 2018

Happy New Year! 2018 is here and there are many things to look forward to over the next 12 months, here are just a few: Commonwealth Games Fifa world cup (perhaps England will make it out of the groups stages!) The Royal Wedding (awaiting my invite) Avengers: Infinity War The Great British Bake Off (I'm told this is very popular) 1.5 days of good

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The need to read

Kieran Murphy | 22nd December 2017

I was a late comer to reading, as a child I would rather run around, climb, watch a film, pretty much do anything other than read. It was during my year of travel that I found the joy of reading. Once I was away from the general distractions of life, I was faced with more time than I had ever had and not much to fill it. Enter a book given to me b

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