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December Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st December 2018

DECEMBER!!! You're finally here. I think it’s time for Christmas music. It’s never too early for Christmas music I hear you shout and I’m inclined to agree. (turns up the music a little louder to drown out those that object 🎄) New month, new challenge. And to round off the year I’m giving you a nice simple challenge. (There’s no such thing as an

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November Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st November 2018

We have finally reached the penultimate month in 2018 and if you feel anything like I do then this year has flown by. A new month brings with it a brand-new challenge. The focus of our challenge this month is all about reflection. Normally the end of the year brings an automatic reflection on the year gone by. What have you been most proud of? Wha

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October Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st October 2018

October is here and that means a new challenge! This month’s challenge is a social media detox 😱 Wait don’t close the page. I know, I know this is going to be a real challenge for some of you. It will definitely be a challenge for me. Why even do a social media detox I hear you ask? Sometimes we do things instinctively and we don’t take the time

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Turning your dreams into reality

Sasha Austin-Seade | 28th September 2018

While you’re reading this I’m probably enjoying the sun in a Ghana getting ready to be a bridesmaid for my sister's wedding. This month’s challenge has been all about making steps towards doing something you’ve always wanted or maybe only ever dreamed of. We often feel like we’ll never achieve our dreams or that they are the stuff that fairy tales

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Changes to Phase Wellbeing

Sasha Austin-Seade | 14th September 2018

The Phase team is changing again this year with Hannah Dengate joining the team as the new Wellbeing Lead as I (Sasha Austin-Seade) leave to do a bit of globe-trotting. I sat down with Hannah to find out a little bit more about her. Is it weird being interviewed by your predecessor? (Laughs) yes by you… well not really. I think it’s been great, I

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September Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st September 2018

Welcome to September, It’s the beginning of autumn and the start of a new school year. This month’s challenge is all about you. Think about something you’ve always wanted to do. What’s stopping you from doing it? Your challenge is to make a plan for the next 30 days. So you can you something small each day to get you closer to your goal or dream.

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6th form survival

Sasha Austin-Seade | 17th August 2018

In the first week of July, we delivered sessions as part of the taster week for the Hitchin 6th Form Consortium. This article is a quick recap of some of the key points to help on the journey. We know that all of you haven’t moved on to 6th form so we thought we’d share it with you as we think they are a really good place to start building new rou

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A Level Results Day 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 16th August 2018

You have been waiting for this day and its finally here. You’ve picked up your results, so what now? Here are some great links to help you figure out what your results mean for you Prospects have some great advice on what to do on results day Ucas advice on what to do once have your results The student room’s guide to results day Times Higher edu

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August Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st August 2018

Welcome to August, our focus this month is Zero Waste. What is zero waste? It’s the idea of trying to reduce your waste (what you throw away or get rid of) as much as possible. Most people don't actually achieve zero waste, but minimal waste is something we can all have a go at. Plastic seems to be the buzzword of the moment. Have you heard of the

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A Placement at Phase

Sasha Austin-Seade | 13th July 2018

I first stumbled upon Phase when I couldn’t find a placement anywhere else. Little did I know God had it all planned. Hi, I’m Gaby and I’m on placement at Phase! As part of my psychology university course, I am required to do a month’s worth of work experience and I chose to do youth work. I’ve always admired youth work and always wondered if that

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July Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st July 2018

July is here!!!! This month's challenge is to keep a gratitude journal. For the next 31 days write down between 3 - 5 things you are grateful for. We had a go of this back in 2016 just for a week. If you want to have a read of how it went for Donna have a click here. Or have a look at this article for some more tips. If you're not up for writing

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How I won even though I failed

Sasha Austin-Seade | 29th June 2018

This post is supposed to be all about how I got on with the June Wellbeing challenge. I write them, I decide what we're doing, I even Instagrammed it and this is the point where I show you some amazing artwork 😳but he’s the thing I didn’t do it.🤭 Here's what happened. As much as I'd like to believe it, I'm not a superhero - now I can do pretty a

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Lillian's Space .. Peer Support

Sasha Austin-Seade | 15th June 2018

We have the wonderful Lillian taking over the blog again and this time she's sharing her experience as a Youth Mental Health Champion. If you missed her last post check it out here. During the last academic year, I trained to be a Youth Health Champion. This was an amazing and insightful experience where I learned a great deal about what it means

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June Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st June 2018

Welcome to June, This month is all about creativity. Now I know some of you if you are rolling your eyes and thinking oh no 😱 I hate drawing whilst others of you are jumping for joy. This month your challenge is an art challenge, but you have a few options. Remember the wellbeing challenges are all about challenging and stretching ourselves. We m

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Good news

Sasha Austin-Seade | 29th May 2018

This month has been all about ditching the negative and replacing it with positive. I hope you've found it helpful and shared some of the interesting articles you've found along the way. Here are just 3 of my favs. A story of kindnes, Care BnB and This bank that's writing off peoples debts If you came across something interesting why not let us k

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