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My year with Phase

Bethany Murray | 2nd August 2016

This year I have been working with Phase as the 'Self-harm Support Intern' and what an exciting year it has been. I've seen Phase achieve so much and am excited about the future of the charity which I will continue to support and be involved with, just perhaps from more of a distance as my next three years will be spent up north at Newcastle Univer

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Friendly Places

Kieran Murphy | 12th July 2016

"There's no health without mental health" Phase HQ recently received our Friendly Places certificate from Faith Action confirming that we are a faith organisation that is committed to caring for people's mental health. By signing up to the Friendly Places Pledge, a faith group makes a commitment to be a place which welcomes and supports

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Talking to someone who struggles with self-harm

Bethany Murray | 22nd June 2016

Earlier this year, Phase was asked to write something about what are some helpful things to say to a young person struggling with self-harm. I’ve spent some time putting together a list of some common things people may say, why they might not be so helpful and what people could say instead. "Promise me you won't do it again" Self-harm is

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Hitchin Youth Trust

Kieran Murphy | 15th March 2016

We are very pleased to announce that Phase has recently received a grant for over £2000 from the Hitchin Youth Trust in relation to our Creative Space project. The support from Hitchin Youth Trust will enable Phase to provide all the equipment, resources and materials needed to deliver Creative Space project for this year. Creative Space is provid

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The Parent Participation Toolkit

Kieran Murphy | 8th March 2016

The Parent Participation Toolkit ‘’When parents and carers are fully engaged in the treatment process, we see improved outcomes for the child and family.’’ This quote comes from a new toolkit that has been produced to help improve mental health services for children and young people by valuing the role of parents. Young Minds and NHS England have w

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#YoungMindsMatter

Alice Mills | 7th March 2016

A couple of weeks ago, on Monday 17th February 2016, the week after Children’s Mental Health week 2016, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Huffington Post as guest editor for the day. She posted this article, highlighting the importance of discussing the mental health of children across the UK. Physical health and mental health

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Self-harm Awareness Day: A personal reflection

Bethany Murray | 1st March 2016

To me, self harm awareness day is an incredibly important day. A 13 year battle with self harm that I'm yet to feel I have truly left behind means I have more than my fair share of experiences that show why more awareness of this issue is so incredibly necessary. Out of the 13 years of this struggle it's only been for 4 of them that anyone apart fr

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Getting creative

Bethany Murray | 25th February 2016

Phase's newest project 'Creative Space' has been launched and is under way. We've had 7 students attend the sessions so far with some great cretaive work produced, good conversations had and a relaxed, chatty, fun, supportive atmosphere created. In Tuesday's session we spoke about March 1st next week being Self-harm Awareness day. Some of our creat

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Impact for Phase Raffle

Kieran Murphy | 1st February 2016

We have an amazing raffle happening, where you can win some fantastic prizes!! 2 x 5 Personal training sessions worth over £400* Signed Saracens Rugby team Shirt - priceless! 2 Physio sessions with top sports therapist Liam George worth over £80 Hotel Chocolat Tasting Table worth £65 3 course meal for two at Strada Hitchin £50 Love to Shop vouchers

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November campaign update

Kieran Murphy | 29th January 2016

November may seem like a long time ago, however, it has taken us a little while to count up everything that came in through our November Campaign. We are extremely pleased to announce that the grand total of the campaign was....... £11,000 This is made up of people dropping £4 pounds into the Phase buckets, church collections, some large donations

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The Bloodhound Project

Kieran Murphy | 28th January 2016

Phase hits over 1,000mph with BLOODHOUND Project Hitchin’s youth support charity Phase will hit new speeds when the unique BLOODHOUND Project - a global engineering adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt car launches later this year. The team behind the land speed effort are keen to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore

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Daily worship in schools

Paul Harris | 15th January 2016

Do you remember having daily worship at school? The secondary school I went to did this through having a 2 minute silence at 8.40 every morning during registration time. We were often given a thought for the day, probably to try and stop us from drifting off to sleep. It was well observed by students and was nice to do at the beginning of the day b

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Calls for better mental health education in schools

Kieran Murphy | 15th January 2016

Mental health is something that everyone of us needs to be aware of and mindful about. At Phase, in the past 18 months we have personally seen the rise of young people struggling with poor mental health issues. It was very encouraging to see another prominent figure, Nicola Roberts, former Girls' Aloud band member promoting the need for better ment

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