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World Mental Health Day

Elizabeth Feltoe | 9th October 2020

Tomorrow (10th October) it’s World Mental Health Day.This is the day that the World Health Organisation uses to highlight mental health issues, and this year’s theme is ‘mental health for all’.Now, perhaps more than ever, we are talking more about how we feel inside our heads. We are all aware that for some people the consequence of lockdown was in

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Brain Twister!

Amanda Maylin | 25th May 2020

Do you find that sometimes you have rigid thoughts in your head that you can’t seem to change, even if you really want to? I’ve been wondering about that recently…Whilst on holiday in February this year I found an interesting article by Lee Griggs about riding a Backwards Brain Bike (ie where turning the handles has the opposite effect on the steer

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How To Support Your Child

Donna Wade | 30th October 2018

We had the privilege recently of being asked to write a blog post for The Motherload (a website and blogzine for parents) about mental health. It is an area that their readers were requesting some information about, and we know from our own experience at Phase that parents do not receive enough support and guidance. Here are some thoughts that I s

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Shine a light on ... Anxiety (part 1)

Grace Read | 18th May 2018

Everyone I know has anxiety. Not the kind of anxiety that you feel before you speak in public, or when you see a massive spider scuttling towards you. I mean, the kind of anxiety that hangs over your life, that is disproportionate to your circumstances and that prevents you from doing normal things. Everyone I know has experienced a period of this

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Managing Anxiety

Donna Wade | 17th February 2017

“A head full of fears has no space for dreams” We want young people to live life in all of its fullness and so when we hear that more young people than ever before are struggling with anxiety, holding them back from reaching their potential, we want to do something about it. Over the past 6 months we have been developing and piloting a new support

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Shelf Help

Kieran Murphy | 20th December 2016

On Friday 2nd December Hitchin saw the launch of an exciting new pilot project called ‘Shelf Help.’ This is a reading scheme that is being adopted by The Priory School and Phase and is gradually being used by schools and libraries around the country. Shelf help is a list of 35 books which cover a range of topics including anxiety, body image, self

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Rise in self-harm

Kieran Murphy | 12th December 2016

Earlier this week the NSPCC released statistics about the rise in self-harm amongst young people. Nspcc said Nearly 19,000 children and young people in England and Wales were hospitalised for self-harm last year You can read the full article here This is an issue that may feel relatively new to some people, however it has been around for many, m

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