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Coping with Change

Emily Croucher | 11th March 2022

If there's one thing that we've all had to deal with over the past couple of years, it's change. We've all had to cope with some pretty big changes to the way that we work, the way that we socialise, and the way that we live out life. We've also had to deal with constant small changes, and the uncertainty that things might change again at any momen

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Looking forward not looking back

Hannah Dengate | 4th March 2022

As we reach the two-year anniversary mark since we went into lockdown and we start to emerge into a place where restrictions have been lifted, we can feel a mixture of different emotions from relief and happiness to anxiety and apprehension. Perhaps one other emotion that is present is disappointment. The disappointment of things that we had hoped

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The struggle is real

Kieran Murphy | 18th February 2022

A recent BBC News article reported a huge rise in severe mental health difficulties in children and young people in the past year, sadly this is a statistic that is very true and close to home.Over the past year we have seen an increase in the number of children and young people needing support through mentoring. Thankfully for many this has provid

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Switching off in lockdown

Elizabeth Feltoe | 17th May 2020

It's amazing to think how much life has changed in the last seven weeks. Regardless of whether you're at school, work, volunteering, furloughed, at home with young children, some of all of the above, where we spend our time is changed for everyone.I've been finding the lines between different areas of life have blurred. You might have found the sam

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Coping with Change

Hannah Dengate | 8th May 2020

We are in a time where we are all having to adapt, find new routines and rhythms, as what we previously knew and understood has changed. As I was reflecting on how we cope with change, and what I have personally found helpful during this time, three things came to mind, they were Recognise, Routine and Resilience. So let's explore these a little bi

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Grow Workshops

Emily Croucher | 27th March 2020

Guest blog from Olivia Truscott, a sixth form volunteer for Grow. Over the past term, we have started a year 5 workshop series called Grow, looking at building resilience, understanding emotions, and managing change and disappointment. We have had an amazing team of 6th form students from local Hitchin schools volunteering to help us run these work

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The tricky art of elephant eating

Elizabeth Feltoe | 1st February 2020

Did you notice this new year that lots of people were talking about their ‘goals’ rather than their ‘new year’s resolutions’? It might just be the circle of friends I have or the people that I see on Instagram, but it felt like a shift to me. I think it’s good – a new year’s resolution is something that could sound like (not always) “I will stop do

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Start how you mean to go on

Kieran Murphy | 6th September 2019

New school year, new start. A new start to me often feels like starting a new exercise book when I was at school, where I would promise to myself to keep this one neat, clean and tidy. Sadly it was something that I rarely managed. But I’m old and wiser (or at least I like to think so!). So how do we start the way we mean to go? How do we move from

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Farewell Thoughts

Donna Wade | 21st December 2018

I have had the amazing privilege of working with Phase for the past 4 years, but now it is time for me to move on and to make way for the next adventure for both Phase and for me. I joined Phase at a really exciting time as we were dreaming up and creating a new vision, all with a focus on this word Wellbeing. The opportunities and growth of the c

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Change

Sasha Austin-Seade | 19th April 2018

Ever wondered if change could be easier? If we could skip the uncomfortable part, straight to the part where it's fun again? Alas, change doesn't work like that. I'm going through a year of change in my life. The truth is as much as known these changes are coming, it hasn't made them any easier. Some of them are exciting, part of 'growing up' and

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Out with the old, in with the new

Kieran Murphy | 5th January 2018

Happy New Year! 2018 is here and there are many things to look forward to over the next 12 months, here are just a few: Commonwealth Games Fifa world cup (perhaps England will make it out of the groups stages!) The Royal Wedding (awaiting my invite) Avengers: Infinity War The Great British Bake Off (I'm told this is very popular) 1.5 days of good

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Wellbeing challenge - check your habits.

Helen Bainbridge | 24th November 2017

Habits are amazing! Don't believe me? I take it that when you left home this morning, you remembered to put your shoes on without even thinking about it. (To be fair, I forgot to take my shoes to the gym today but I was at least wearing another pair!) I'm hoping you also showered, ate breakfast and brushed your teeth. And I'm prepared to bet that

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Children's Commissioner

Kieran Murphy | 5th July 2017

Shocking report by Children’s Commissioner reveals millions of children in England living vulnerable or high risk lives On Tuesday 4th July the Children's Commissioner published some shocking findings from their recent analysis. One of the key findings states that 800,000 children aged 5 to 17 suffer mental health disorders. Unfortunately the re

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Goals and rhythms

Helen Bainbridge | 3rd February 2017

Where do you want to be in ten years’ time – or five, or even one? What do you want to have achieved by then? Is there any area of your life where you are desperate to see change - where you would be disappointed to look back in ten years and see that things have changed little if at all? This month, I have been tasked with talking about goals – s

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NHS Taskforce report

Kieran Murphy | 29th February 2016

Recently the government released the Taskforce report about the current state of mental health services across England, I would encourage you to download it and have a read yourself. Read the full report Some of the key findings and recommendations were how the NHS needs to have a more proactive approach looking at prevention. This is something th

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