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Connection in a Digital World

Molly Rackham | 17th June 2024

Last week was Loneliness Awareness Week, and this year the theme was ‘Random Acts of Connection’. In today's fast-paced and non-stop world, it can feel hard to have genuine human connections (or enough of them!). Technology can be awesome and can be an incredible way to connect with people, to have a sense of belonging and community, and to engage

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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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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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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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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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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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Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

Molly Rackham | 15th May 2023

It is Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 this week and this year the theme is Anxiety. The aim of Mental Health Awareness week is to open up conversation with others about important topics and support one another by sharing experiences and tools. Anxiety is an emotion that we have all felt, it's completely normal. Some people may get anxious about e

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Meet Molly

Molly Rackham | 31st March 2023

Hello! My name is Molly and I am the new Schools Worker here at Phase! I am really excited to be joining the incredible Phase team 3 days a week, Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays. On these days I will be delivering workshops and lessons in the local primary and secondary schools, doing detached youth work, mentoring, and support groups. If I’m not d

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The M-factor

Molly Rackham | 21st October 2019

What is the 'M-factor'? Mentoring! Mentoring is such a valuable tool that adds so much to somebody’s life. My experience of mentoring has been really positive and helped me to learn and grown in myself. By meeting with someone regularly and consistently really honestly has so many benefits. Here are some of the qualities that mentors have and why t

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Social media and social change

Molly Rackham | 23rd March 2018

We hear a lot about social media in the news and about many of its negative effects on our brains, mental health, physical health, sleep and so on. As a young person in a school environment I am more than aware, like most of my generation, of the impacts that those effects can have on individuals, friendships and relationships. In this blog post I

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May's Photography Challenge

Molly Rackham | 6th June 2017

What I love about photography is that it allows you to press pause on a specific moment of time and save the atmosphere, sights, feelings and all the senses from one moment using no words. I did the photography challenge for Mays wellbeing challenge and I was given a word for each day and had to use it to capture something from that day. You may ha

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Growing up with Phase

Molly Rackham | 10th November 2016

I have known and had connections with Phase for the last 6 years through ‘It’s your move’ workshops, Holding Nothing back, Time trek, school assemblies, Westbrook, after school club and so much more. But in this last year I have been working much more closely with the team. In September 2015 I became the Phase Publicity Intern (which is a very fan

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Holding Nothing Back

Molly Rackham | 25th February 2016

Since starting out at Hitchin Girls' School we have always gone to the Holding Nothing Back lunchtime group. It was always really nice to see familiar faces each week especially when there are another 1000 students who are all older and taller than you. Holding Nothing Back allows us to explore our faith not only on a Sunday. It's such a relaxed an

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