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Exam Season

Rebekah K Bacon | 20th May 2019

Oh no. It’s everyone’s least favourite season of the year, back again to torment us. I am yet to meet someone who enjoys the thrill of going into an exam hall and trying to get down all their knowledge and understanding of a subject in 1-2 hours. Yet for me, equally as bad is coming out to find your friends discussing answers and realising what yo

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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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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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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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Understand, Implement, Prevent: tackling poor mental health in schools

Sasha Austin-Seade | 23rd June 2017

Welcome to our 2nd Guest blog takeover. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 30; self-harm in teens has nearly doubled since 2007; in 2015 more than 1 million people were in touch with mental health services; nearly 80,000 teenagers are suffering with depression; 26% of teenagers in the UK experience suicidal thoughts; access to Childline co

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Train the trainer!

Kieran Murphy | 9th June 2017

In the past 18-months Phase has taken incredible leaps forward in our knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by young people that is attacking their wellbeing as well as key ways to grow and improve this – emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically. As Phase develops our thinking and knowledge we have had some exciting opportunitie

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Local company put Phase in the driving seat

Kieran Murphy | 24th May 2017

Local car sales and service business AZ Autos recently took on an exciting challenge to support young people and give two local students an opportunity to experience business in the driving seat. AZ Autos donated a car for Luke and Tom, two students from The Priory School to renovate, source parts, prepare for sale and then sell the car, with all

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MAD ;)

Kieran Murphy | 10th February 2017

Something that we are working on is how we can help young people go MAD!! I should probably explain, MAD stands for Make A Difference and it is a project where young people will be able to apply for small amount of seed funding to run their own project or activity to raise money for Phase and a percentage of what they make will be given to another

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Holding Nothing Back - banter and biscuits!

Helen Bainbridge | 20th January 2017

It’s my turn to talk about what has been happening recently, so I thought I’d fill you all in on developments at Holding Nothing Back. It’s been an exciting few months, and there’s more in store this term. At the end of last term, we had a Christmas party. It was great fun – we had a photo booth, an appearance from Father Christmas, some old schoo

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Growing up with Phase

Molly Rackham | 10th November 2016

I have known and had connections with Phase for the last 6 years through ‘It’s your move’ workshops, Holding Nothing back, Time trek, school assemblies, Westbrook, after school club and so much more. But in this last year I have been working much more closely with the team. In September 2015 I became the Phase Publicity Intern (which is a very fan

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Holding Nothing Back

Helen Bainbridge | 3rd November 2016

Do you ever have big questions? What are some of the questions that you’ve never quite managed to find answers to? Holding Nothing Back question and answer sessions are aimed at allowing the students in our groups to ask the big questions that are on their minds – the things that aren’t being talked about elsewhere, the questions you don’t quite h

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Mental wellbeing conference

Kieran Murphy | 18th October 2016

On Friday 7th October Phase were part of a team of people who put on the UK's first mental wellbeing conference for schools. A day not just for teachers and other school staff but for students and young people too! It was an exciting day with over 100 young people from across Hertfordshire as well as staff from 13 different schools all coming toge

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Phase team grows!

Kieran Murphy | 28th September 2016

Sasha Austin-Seade and Helen Bainbridge joined Phase in September As the Phase team has grown again this year with Sasha and Helen joining as Wellbeing Development Lead and Schools and Youth Worker respectively, Kieran sat down with them to find out a bit more about the new members of the team, here's what happened: Tell us a little bit about your

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My year with Phase

Bethany Murray | 2nd August 2016

This year I have been working with Phase as the 'Self-harm Support Intern' and what an exciting year it has been. I've seen Phase achieve so much and am excited about the future of the charity which I will continue to support and be involved with, just perhaps from more of a distance as my next three years will be spent up north at Newcastle Univer

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Filming Fun in Hitchin Town Centre

Alice Mills | 10th June 2016

Last week, some of the Phase team ventured down to Hitchin town centre with a camera team and a big red arm chair. The aim was to capture some footage to use in a new 'Let's talk' video. The big red chair was set in the middle of Hitchin market square , where we invited passers-by to take a seat and respond to some cue cards. Written on these cards

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