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Christmas Unwrapped

Hannah Dengate | 24th December 2018

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6. Less than a week until Christmas 2018! Over the past two weeks here at Phase we have engaged with around 300 children in Hitchin, delivering our Chris

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Amy's work experience

Kieran Murphy | 22nd October 2018

Often Phase are asked if we can accommodate young people on work experience. In July Amy joined the team for the final week of the summer term, here are her thoughts on a week with the Phase team.... In July I enjoyed a week of work experience with Phase, I learnt about the amazing work they do behind the scenes as well as in schools. I had the opp

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Train the trainer!

Kieran Murphy | 9th June 2017

In the past 18-months Phase has taken incredible leaps forward in our knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by young people that is attacking their wellbeing as well as key ways to grow and improve this – emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically. As Phase develops our thinking and knowledge we have had some exciting opportunitie

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Local company put Phase in the driving seat

Kieran Murphy | 24th May 2017

Local car sales and service business AZ Autos recently took on an exciting challenge to support young people and give two local students an opportunity to experience business in the driving seat. AZ Autos donated a car for Luke and Tom, two students from The Priory School to renovate, source parts, prepare for sale and then sell the car, with all

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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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Relationships workshops

Paul Harris | 1st June 2016

Recently we delivered workshops about Relationships in Hitchin Boys' School as part of the schools sex education course with year 9. The workshop starts by defining what relationships are, thinking about all the different relationships we have around us. We then move on to think about more intimate relationships. Thinking about what we look for in

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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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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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