What's the latest?

Viewing blogs by tag: wellbeing

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

Read more

Having time off… The importance of rest!

Amanda Maylin | 11th April 2021

This is one those subjects that is much easier to talk about than to do – well it is for me!I am a keen runner and triathlete – though I can’t do triathlons at the moment due to lockdown. However, in the past I have run Edinburgh Marathon and done a half Ironman. For both of these I needed:complex training plansa diet regime to follow (enough carbs

Read more

Avoiding burnout

Kieran Murphy | 2nd April 2021

Over stretched, beyond capacity, burnout – these may be terms that were not part of you vocabulary before COVID19 and the beginning of the pandemic, however they may well be part of your everyday speech or thought now.As we approach the year anniversary of the first lockdown many people are feeling completely different now as they were to those ear

Read more

Why I love reading

Elizabeth Feltoe | 13th March 2021

It was World Book Day on the 3rd March and I have a secret to tell you. Probably one of the only good things about schools being closed is that I didn’t have to scratch around at 10pm on the 2nd March to make two dressing up outfits for my primary school aged children. I know, I’m such a party pooper.However, I love the idea of World Book Day – a f

Read more

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

Read more

Continuing to Parent in Lockdown

Emily Croucher | 3rd February 2021

This article was featured this in Nub NewsAt Phase, we spend a lot of our time time helping young people to building resilience and good wellbeing, and particularly at the moment supporting them in all the ways that they have been affected by this pandemic. But we are also aware that for parents this has been an exhausting and incredibly demanding

Read more

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

Read more

TV review - The Social Dilemma

Elizabeth Feltoe | 16th November 2020

I watched this Netflix documentary last week.I’ve changed the way I consume social media as a result.It’s a docu-drama (half documentary and half fictionalised scenes of a ‘normal’ family interacting with each other and their phones) that discusses how social media companies monetise our attention, what we read and consume, and how this changes the

Read more

Stop and smell the roses

Emily Croucher | 15th July 2020

When lockdown was first announced I spent a couple of weeks in my flat alone, before deciding to go back to my parents' in Bournemouth. I have recently returned to my flat in Hitchin and am accutely aware of how much has changed since I left three months ago. Generally I enjoy keeping myself busy and most of the time choose the company of others ov

Read more

What are you doing?

Emily Croucher | 10th June 2020

A lot of change has happened over the past few months. With schools closed and social distance measures in place, much of our usual work and programmes are unable to run as normal. Just like everyone else, we have had to adapt and change the way that we are doing things. We are still as passionate as ever about building resilience and good wellbein

Read more

Love Languages

Hannah Dengate | 20th May 2020

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the theme this year is Kindness. Evidence has shown that helping others can have a positive effect on our own mental health and wellbeing.' One way in which we can show kindness and help others around us is by being aware of each other's love languages. I first came across the concept of love languages

Read more

Mental Health Awareness Week (18th - 24th May)

Hannah Dengate | 17th May 2020

This coming week is Mental Health Awareness Week, with the theme for this year being Kindness. We are at a time in life where looking after our mental health and wellbeing has never been so important. Our normal routines, and ways of life have changed, and we have had to adapt. Many of us are away from the friends and family that we love. However,

Read more

Missing Endings

Rebekah K Bacon | 20th April 2020

Over the past month, it seems like the entire world has been turned upside down. I was looking back at some photos and found me and a friend having breakfast together. We had talked about how her research was going to have to dramatically change style if the coronavirus closed the university facilities. I had expressed hopes that if we could make i

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more