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Step back to move forward

Elizabeth Feltoe | 17th September 2021

Earlier this week the Phase team went on retreat. We took two days out to spend time learning together, reflecting and thinking, and hanging out together as a group of friends and colleagues. It’s different from your standard team away day in that we didn’t once talk about KPIs, our vision for work, improvements we could make to our services, or wh

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Reflection and planning

Elizabeth Feltoe | 20th December 2019

Photo by Nikola Jelenkovic / Unsplash We’re coming close to the end of the year now. Christmas anticipation is looming, parties are in full swing, schools are focused on getting to the end of Friday 20th and presents are being bought and wrapped. How are you feeling about Christmas? We were just talking in the office the other day about how it’s e

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So, here it is, Merry Chr...

Elizabeth Feltoe | 29th November 2019

Too early?! Never! Despite having young children I am usually the first in my house to want to put the tree up, the lights round the front door and the mulled wine opened. I have also opened day one of my advent calendar, despite it only being the 29th November. I just couldn’t resist. Don’t tell Ben and Iris otherwise I’ll have to say yes to them

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Mentoring; a space to grow

Kieran Murphy | 15th November 2019

What do you do if you don’t know how to do something, say some DIY? Perhaps you would look for some videos on Youtube, read some articles or even call a friend you know who has the knowledge you need. In a small way this is you being mentored. The dictionary defines it as - Mentor: a wise and trusted counsellor or teacher; an influential senior sp

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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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10 tips to de-stress

Kieran Murphy | 29th March 2019

Today's blog piece is from a guest writer, David Price of Health Assured 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.

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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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Farewell Thoughts

Donna Wade | 21st December 2018

I have had the amazing privilege of working with Phase for the past 4 years, but now it is time for me to move on and to make way for the next adventure for both Phase and for me. I joined Phase at a really exciting time as we were dreaming up and creating a new vision, all with a focus on this word Wellbeing. The opportunities and growth of the c

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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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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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Kindness .. food for thought

Sasha Austin-Seade | 2nd February 2018

The dictionary defines kindness as the quality of being gentle, caring, and helpful. Or it is an act that is a spontaneous gesture of goodwill towards someone or something I've been thinking a lot about kindness over the last few weeks simply because I've set myself a task of being kinder this year. But I've been wondering what it's all about. Is

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Whitespace

Sasha Austin-Seade | 24th November 2016

Busy is the new fine! Sounds like an advertising slogan. I don’t know about you but I find myself saying it all the time. Conversations generally go like this. How was your day? Oh, busy but good. How are you doing? I’m so busy. Ooh any plans for the weekend? Weekend? What’s that? It’s always so busy. And on it goes. There is always another event,

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Don't Let Time Pass You By...

Sasha Austin-Seade | 18th October 2016

British summer time ends on the 30th October and as usual we’ll all have a few days adjusting again to whether the clocks go forward or back. At the time of writing this we only have 74 days left of 2016, we are as they say on the home stretch. If you're anything like me you're wondering where the time went, it’s funny because I don’t really get r

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