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Avoiding burnout

Kieran Murphy | 2nd April 2021

Over stretched, beyond capacity, burnout – these may be terms that were not part of you vocabulary before COVID19 and the beginning of the pandemic, however they may well be part of your everyday speech or thought now.As we approach the year anniversary of the first lockdown many people are feeling completely different now as they were to those ear

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Looking ahead and moving forward...

Kieran Murphy | 5th March 2021

Our Director, Kieran, takes stock of what we have ahead of us as a nation (and town of Hitchin) and offers practical advice for this last stretch of lockdowns and restrictions...It was exciting news from PM Boris Johnson as he announced the roadmap for the way out of lockdown and hopefully the dawn of a new era of life alongside covid. Despite feel

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Quarantine Musings...

Guest Contributor | 27th November 2020

This week the Phase Vice-Chair John Maguire tells us about how he has been coping with lockdown, quarantine and all things WFH... My eldest son John lives in Malta and fourth time lucky we were able to visit him at the beginning of November and then had to quarantine for fourteen days on our return.  Now the reflections below on this period include

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Mentoring Online

Hannah Dengate | 29th May 2020

At Phase we are passionate about equipping children and young people so that they don't just survive but thrive as they journey through life. We love to help children and young people build good wellbeing and resilience. At Phase we have the opportunity to do this in a number of ways, but one way in particular which we are able to this at the momen

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How have you got on?

Amanda Maylin | 28th September 2019

At a recent On Your Mark’s workshop run by Phase with Year 6 students we asked students to show, on a spectrum of extremely excited to extremely worried, how they were feeling about starting at Secondary school next year. I was talking to the students who were extremely excited. Asking one girl why she was so excited, she replied “I always see the

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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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Top tips to build resilience

Kieran Murphy | 27th June 2019

Resilience is a bit of a buzz word right now, but what is it, why is it needed and most importantly, how do we build it? In this blog post I want to answer these questions and give you 10 great tips on how to build your resilience whether your a teenager or a have few more years on the clock. What is resilience? Resilience is our abilty to cope wi

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More than an Emoji...

Hannah Dengate | 25th January 2019

There are in total 2,823 emojis- I definitely couldn’t tell you what they all are! Most of us, I imagine probably use emojis when texting – whether it’s a smile, heart, thumbs up! I found out this week that you can even create an emoji to now look like you! The collection of emoji’s is forever growing. Emoji’s are a way of communicating how we ar

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December Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st December 2018

DECEMBER!!! You're finally here. I think it’s time for Christmas music. It’s never too early for Christmas music I hear you shout and I’m inclined to agree. (turns up the music a little louder to drown out those that object 🎄) New month, new challenge. And to round off the year I’m giving you a nice simple challenge. (There’s no such thing as an

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November Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st November 2018

We have finally reached the penultimate month in 2018 and if you feel anything like I do then this year has flown by. A new month brings with it a brand-new challenge. The focus of our challenge this month is all about reflection. Normally the end of the year brings an automatic reflection on the year gone by. What have you been most proud of? Wha

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October Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st October 2018

October is here and that means a new challenge! This month’s challenge is a social media detox 😱 Wait don’t close the page. I know, I know this is going to be a real challenge for some of you. It will definitely be a challenge for me. Why even do a social media detox I hear you ask? Sometimes we do things instinctively and we don’t take the time

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July Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st July 2018

July is here!!!! This month's challenge is to keep a gratitude journal. For the next 31 days write down between 3 - 5 things you are grateful for. We had a go of this back in 2016 just for a week. If you want to have a read of how it went for Donna have a click here. Or have a look at this article for some more tips. If you're not up for writing

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How I won even though I failed

Sasha Austin-Seade | 29th June 2018

This post is supposed to be all about how I got on with the June Wellbeing challenge. I write them, I decide what we're doing, I even Instagrammed it and this is the point where I show you some amazing artwork 😳but he’s the thing I didn’t do it.🤭 Here's what happened. As much as I'd like to believe it, I'm not a superhero - now I can do pretty a

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Lillian's Space .. Peer Support

Sasha Austin-Seade | 15th June 2018

We have the wonderful Lillian taking over the blog again and this time she's sharing her experience as a Youth Mental Health Champion. If you missed her last post check it out here. During the last academic year, I trained to be a Youth Health Champion. This was an amazing and insightful experience where I learned a great deal about what it means

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Creativity

Helen Bainbridge | 1st June 2018

When did you last do something really creative? What activities help you use your imagination? What does creativity mean to you? I think creativity can sometimes feel a bit exclusive - like you're either a creative person, or you're not. Maybe you can't identify with the artist or the potter getting their hands dirty and creating something from no

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