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Let's Talk Anxiety Support Groups

Hannah Dengate | 23rd April 2021

At Phase we are passionate about helping young people live life in all of its fullness, to reach their full potential and thrive. However, due to the pandemic, we have seen a rise in mental health issues and a high level of anxiety. A survey carried out by Young Minds in January 2021 found that: 67% of young people believed that the pandemic will h

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Happy New Year Hitchin

Elizabeth Feltoe | 9th January 2021

Where do we start then, friends?! There’s so much to say but we’ll keep this brief.Phase knows that the start of 2021 has been difficult and upsetting, to put it mildly. You may be experiencing anxiety, stress and worry for many people in Hitchin (and of course further afield wherever you are). Schools are closed to most pupils, exams have been can

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Food support in Covid-19

Emily Croucher | 29th September 2020

Do you know what food provision projects are running in Hitchin & Letchworth? I didn’t – but after a Forum prayer meeting where we were looking at Food Poverty earlier this month, I decided to do some investigating…Numerous people have been impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic, with resultant job uncertainty or redundancies, which has meant that m

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Tales of the unexpected

Amanda Maylin | 22nd November 2019

Recently I was telling someone about the work that I do at Phase as the Office Manager – the 5 areas that I cover (Office Admin / Finances / HR / Supporters / Communications) and what that entails for each area. But, as I thought about this a bit more it became apparent that actually much of the work that I do is unplanned and occurs due to the une

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The M-factor

Molly Rackham | 21st October 2019

What is the 'M-factor'? Mentoring! Mentoring is such a valuable tool that adds so much to somebody’s life. My experience of mentoring has been really positive and helped me to learn and grown in myself. By meeting with someone regularly and consistently really honestly has so many benefits. Here are some of the qualities that mentors have and why t

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Hitchin Youth Trust

Kieran Murphy | 17th January 2019

Phase are excited to announce that we recently recevied a grant from Hitchin Youth Trust to support our Creative Space drop-in programme. We are extremely grateful for the continued support from Hitchin Youth Trust. Grants enables Phase not just to continue the programme but expand it so that more young people can come, enjoy and beneifit from th

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Celebration service

Kieran Murphy | 19th August 2016

On Sunday 2nd October 6:30pm we will be holding our annual celebration at Walsworth Road Baptist Church and we would love you to join us! It will be a fun packed hour hearing about the great achievements of Phase from last year, exciting plans for the coming 12 months and a chance to meet the new team members! No need to book or rsvp, just feel fr

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Diana smashes her target!

Kieran Murphy | 5th August 2016

Back in May Diana Seller took on a personal challenge in memory of her son Mark and raised a whooping £2286 for the work of Phase! Diana's original hope was to hopefully reach £1000, but has been blown away by peoples support. This money will enable Phase to deliver four support courses for young people struggling with difficulties such as self-har

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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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Talking to someone who struggles with self-harm

Bethany Murray | 22nd June 2016

Earlier this year, Phase was asked to write something about what are some helpful things to say to a young person struggling with self-harm. I’ve spent some time putting together a list of some common things people may say, why they might not be so helpful and what people could say instead. "Promise me you won't do it again" Self-harm is

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Volunteering is good for you

Kieran Murphy | 13th June 2016

There was a great article on the BBC News website this morning about the positive impact of volunteering for individuals and for organisations. You can read the article here. Do you have some time and some skills that you could offer to Phase? Could you organise and run a fundraising event - cake sale, sponsored run or something else? To find out

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Diana's challenge

Kieran Murphy | 24th March 2016

On Saturday 23rd April one of our Phase Partners Diana Seller will begin a 140 mile walk from to Todds Green in Hertfordshire to Lugg Green in Herefordshire raising money for Phase and all in memory of her son Mark who would have turned 30 this year. Diana said 'It will be Mark’s 30th birthday on May 9th and in his memory I will be doing a sponsor

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LV= Supporting RISE

Kieran Murphy | 24th March 2016

Masks created by students showing that there is more to them than others see. Phase received £200 from locally based LV= in support of our RISE project, this came from their community support committee. Over the past academic year hundreds of students across Hitchin have been through our 4 week course looking at key topics of relationships, identi

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Hitchin Youth Trust

Kieran Murphy | 15th March 2016

We are very pleased to announce that Phase has recently received a grant for over £2000 from the Hitchin Youth Trust in relation to our Creative Space project. The support from Hitchin Youth Trust will enable Phase to provide all the equipment, resources and materials needed to deliver Creative Space project for this year. Creative Space is provid

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The Parent Participation Toolkit

Kieran Murphy | 8th March 2016

The Parent Participation Toolkit ‘’When parents and carers are fully engaged in the treatment process, we see improved outcomes for the child and family.’’ This quote comes from a new toolkit that has been produced to help improve mental health services for children and young people by valuing the role of parents. Young Minds and NHS England have w

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