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What is normal now...

Elizabeth Feltoe | 30th April 2021

Hello Phase friendsSending Spring good wishes to everyone. As I’m writing this it’s sunny and I’m in the warmest room in my house even though I know in real life it’s only 10 degrees outside!This week’s blog is a ponder on the unlocking. How are you all feeling about it? I sway between feeling supremely excited that we can see people again, feeling

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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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Resilience in a Pandemic

Hannah Dengate | 29th January 2021

"We have all been in the same storm but not the same boat." We are all experiencing this pandemic, but our experiences will all be very different. Some of us would have experienced grief, loss, whether that’s loss of a loved one, loss of a job or finance, the disappointment of not being able to spend Christmas with those we would have wanted too. A

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Mentoring

Hannah Dengate | 20th November 2020

Why and How Mentoring works...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 particular way in which we

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"The beautiful thing about learning is no one can take it away from you." B.B. King

Hannah Dengate | 20th July 2020

I wonder what comes to mind when you hear the word learning? Maybe it’s education, reading or exams!  Does learning bring you enjoyment?Learning can take many different forms, from education, to developing a new skill, to challenging yourself to step out of your comfort zone. As a Phase team we have recently completed the Gallup Strengths Finder te

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Finding your strengths

Elizabeth Feltoe | 29th June 2020

In the first of a mini-series from guest contributor Sarah Crittenden, we will explore what strengths are, ways to work out yours , and how to make the most of them, applying them in your daily life.Sarah is a strengths coach and knows her mustard! She helps people and teams work out what they are good at. It sounds simple but often it's helpful to

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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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Coping with Change

Hannah Dengate | 8th May 2020

We are in a time where we are all having to adapt, find new routines and rhythms, as what we previously knew and understood has changed. As I was reflecting on how we cope with change, and what I have personally found helpful during this time, three things came to mind, they were Recognise, Routine and Resilience. So let's explore these a little bi

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Grow Workshops

Emily Croucher | 27th March 2020

Guest blog from Olivia Truscott, a sixth form volunteer for Grow. Over the past term, we have started a year 5 workshop series called Grow, looking at building resilience, understanding emotions, and managing change and disappointment. We have had an amazing team of 6th form students from local Hitchin schools volunteering to help us run these work

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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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R is for Resilience

Hannah Dengate | 8th November 2019

How would you define resilience? This is the question that we get the students thinking about when we deliever our year 7 and year 8 resilience workshops. As part of the work of Phase, we deliver workshops to students in year 7 and year 8 looking at the topic of resilience, something that we are passionate about here at Phase!! A large number of t

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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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How do you do!

Elizabeth Feltoe | 23rd July 2019

I am a couple of months into my Phase job and the time has flown by. I am working in the office supporting with admin and comms stuff and generally helping things tick along. Things I have learned since arriving: Phase is super organised and focused on its reason for being here. I have worked in a few small charities and none of them have been qui

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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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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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