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10 tips to de-stress

Kieran Murphy | 29th March 2019

Today's blog piece is from a guest writer, David Price of Peninsula offering his top tips to de-stress. Stress is a common occurrence in our everyday life and in most cases it is manageable without the need for any drastic actions. However, if left unaddressed, stress leads to other underlying mental health issues like depression and anxiety. In t

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Finalists

Kieran Murphy | 7th March 2019

We've made the final! Phase are extremely please to announce that we have made the final of the Charity Film Awards 2019, but we've not won yet! Vote Now Our Let's Talk - Self-Harm film has made it through early voting stages and now needs your help to win. You can vote for our film with just a few clicks and hopefully when we attend the awards ce

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Blue Monday

Helen Bainbridge | 18th January 2019

Is it just me, or does Christmas feel like a really long time ago? I don't know how we're half way through January already. Many would tell you that means Blue Monday is coming up. Or we've just had it. Or it's at the end of the month... Truth is, besides uncertainty over the date, Blue Monday has been widely debunked and it's a pretty unpopular c

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Being Part of the Phase Team...

Hannah Dengate | 17th January 2019

You are meant to thrive, not just survive. On Monday 3rd September 2018 I started working for a charity based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, called Phase as their Wellbeing Lead. Before this I was in Christchurch, Dorset working as a Youth Worker for a Baptist church, whilst also studying on the MA Course at Moorlands Bible College. Why move 163 miles

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Work with us

Kieran Murphy | 2nd January 2019

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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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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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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