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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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Wellbeing Challenge - take a screen break!

Helen Bainbridge | 9th November 2018

How many times each day do you find yourself reaching for your phone, or opening social apps? Do you ever find yourself opening a social media app and then realising you'd only just closed it? If social media isn't your thing, how about email? YouTube? Netflix? Our world is so digital today. I know it's a cliche, but it can be so easy to spend so

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Work with us

Kieran Murphy | 5th November 2018

Phase has an exciting opportunity for the right person to come and join our staff team. Below is the job description and form to complete to register your interest in this role. Support and Interventions Lead - Full time £23,000 - £25,000 Phase wants to pioneer programmes that help young people to improve their wellbeing and see the decrease in me

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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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How To Support Your Child

Donna Wade | 30th October 2018

We had the privilege recently of being asked to write a blog post for The Motherload (a website and blogzine for parents) about mental health. It is an area that their readers were requesting some information about, and we know from our own experience at Phase that parents do not receive enough support and guidance. Here are some thoughts that I s

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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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Podcast

Kieran Murphy | 21st June 2018

Phase recently received funding to produce a podcast looking at young people's mental health and wellbeing. Phase had been asked by young people to look at this topic and enable a tabled discussion about the challenges, concerns and also the hopes of what can be done. In this episode you will hear from young people from across Hitchin, Katie South

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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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Shine a light on ... Anxiety (part 1)

Grace Read | 18th May 2018

Everyone I know has anxiety. Not the kind of anxiety that you feel before you speak in public, or when you see a massive spider scuttling towards you. I mean, the kind of anxiety that hangs over your life, that is disproportionate to your circumstances and that prevents you from doing normal things. Everyone I know has experienced a period of this

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May Wellbeing Challenge

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st May 2018

Ditch the news April Showers bring May flowers. Spring is time of hope and new life, where things that looked like they were dead have new life. Yellow is normally the colour that is associated with spring but with the invention of things like social media and 24hr news outlets we can often focus only on things that are negative. The challenge thi

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End of year reflection

Sasha Austin-Seade | 8th December 2017

Only 23 sleeps left of 2017 😱😱😱. The new year is just around the corner. This time of year often brings with it reflection. Refection about the years gone by and the one we’re just about to leave as well as the one we’re heading into and the future beyond it. So why do we need to reflect? The life we live is a journey and along the way we learn

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December Wellbeing Challenge

Sasha Austin-Seade | 30th November 2017

Hello and welcome to December. And just like that were in the last month of 2017. If you've been following along with us this year then you have already completed 11 challenges, some were easier than others and if you've somehow missed them all then not to worry we have a brand new set of challenges waiting for you to try in 2018. But before we ge

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Big ripples

Kieran Murphy | 13th October 2017

On Friday 6th October Phase and The Priory School held our second mental health wellbeing conference. It was attended by over 160 students and staff from schools across Herts and Beds inspiring them to go back to their communities and bring change. You can read the recent article in the Comet As part of our vision to see young lives changed, Phase

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Let's Talk...

Donna Wade | 10th March 2017

After the success of our first Let’s Talk video we decided to make a whole series of videos that would act as conversation starters about key mental health topics. The Princes Trust recently revealed some of their latest statistics, including the the fact that one in four young people said they wouldn’t confide in anyone if they thought they were

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Shelf Help

Kieran Murphy | 20th December 2016

On Friday 2nd December Hitchin saw the launch of an exciting new pilot project called ‘Shelf Help.’ This is a reading scheme that is being adopted by The Priory School and Phase and is gradually being used by schools and libraries around the country. Shelf help is a list of 35 books which cover a range of topics including anxiety, body image, self

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