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Changing the landscape COVID-19

Kieran Murphy | 24th March 2020

We have lived through a week that will define a generation. The COVID-19 crisis has turned the world upside down for all, but mostly for our children and young people.As the dust settles and we come to terms with the likelihood of schools being closed until September, with the need for social distancing increasing, we are left with the question how

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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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Volunteering is good for you

Kieran Murphy | 13th June 2016

There was a great article on the BBC News website this morning about the positive impact of volunteering for individuals and for organisations. You can read the article here. Do you have some time and some skills that you could offer to Phase? Could you organise and run a fundraising event - cake sale, sponsored run or something else? To find out

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Girlguiding Girls' Attitudes Survey 2015

Kieran Murphy | 24th August 2015

Today the Girlguiding organisation released their annual attitudes survey and the results were extremely interesting, particularly highlighting the need for more self-harm support and education for all. Self-harm was the biggest concern for girls aged 11-21, with eating disorders, depression and overall mental health being amongst their main concer

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