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The need to read

Kieran Murphy | 22nd December 2017

I was a late comer to reading, as a child I would rather run around, climb, watch a film, pretty much do anything other than read. It was during my year of travel that I found the joy of reading. Once I was away from the general distractions of life, I was faced with more time than I had ever had and not much to fill it. Enter a book given to me b

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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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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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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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