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December Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st December 2018

DECEMBER!!! You're finally here. I think it’s time for Christmas music. It’s never too early for Christmas music I hear you shout and I’m inclined to agree. (turns up the music a little louder to drown out those that object 🎄) New month, new challenge. And to round off the year I’m giving you a nice simple challenge. (There’s no such thing as an

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Wellbeing Challenge - take a screen break!

Helen Bainbridge | 9th November 2018

How many times each day do you find yourself reaching for your phone, or opening social apps? Do you ever find yourself opening a social media app and then realising you'd only just closed it? If social media isn't your thing, how about email? YouTube? Netflix? Our world is so digital today. I know it's a cliche, but it can be so easy to spend so

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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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October Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st October 2018

October is here and that means a new challenge! This month’s challenge is a social media detox 😱 Wait don’t close the page. I know, I know this is going to be a real challenge for some of you. It will definitely be a challenge for me. Why even do a social media detox I hear you ask? Sometimes we do things instinctively and we don’t take the time

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Changes to Phase Wellbeing

Sasha Austin-Seade | 14th September 2018

The Phase team is changing again this year with Hannah Dengate joining the team as the new Wellbeing Lead as I (Sasha Austin-Seade) leave to do a bit of globe-trotting. I sat down with Hannah to find out a little bit more about her. Is it weird being interviewed by your predecessor? (Laughs) yes by you… well not really. I think it’s been great, I

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September Wellbeing Challenge 2018

Sasha Austin-Seade | 1st September 2018

Welcome to September, It’s the beginning of autumn and the start of a new school year. This month’s challenge is all about you. Think about something you’ve always wanted to do. What’s stopping you from doing it? Your challenge is to make a plan for the next 30 days. So you can you something small each day to get you closer to your goal or dream.

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Zero Waste

Helen Bainbridge | 31st August 2018

So, how did your zero waste challenge go? Did you learn anything, surprise yourself? Or did you forget entirely that we'd ever challenged you to go zero waste? I kind of cheated on this one - I've been trying to live with less waste for a while now. The environment is important to me, I think we have a responsibility to be good stewards of God's c

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6th form survival

Sasha Austin-Seade | 17th August 2018

In the first week of July, we delivered sessions as part of the taster week for the Hitchin 6th Form Consortium. This article is a quick recap of some of the key points to help on the journey. We know that all of you haven’t moved on to 6th form so we thought we’d share it with you as we think they are a really good place to start building new rou

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My return to work at Phase

Donna Wade | 20th July 2018

As many of you know, I went on maternity leave last year after giving birth to my beautiful little girl Juno (who is now a proper toddler...how did that happen?!) I returned to my job at Phase this year in February and since then have been trying to learn the art of juggling parenthood and work, learning much in the process. I have been exhausted

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How to Survive a year at University

Rebekah K Bacon | 6th July 2018

You’ve finished all your exams, and hopefully they went well enough that you can forget about them. Unfortunately, now starts the long summer of waiting – waiting for results, waiting for university offers to be confirmed, waiting to move away or start something new perhaps! In all the excitement and fear of the unknown, maybe you will find some o

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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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Grey Matter

Kieran Murphy | 13th April 2018

Everyday is a school day so they say! But what have you learnt today and are you someone that looks for opportunities to learn, grow and develop? I have always enjoyed learning but not always in the most conventional ways. As a person I much prefer to give it a go and then ask questions. As you can imagine this has resulted in one or two epic fail

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240in24

Kieran Murphy | 8th February 2018

10am Friday 16th February will see a team of people including Kieran Murphy, Director of Phase are taking on a huge challenge of running 240KM in 24hrs! It will all be happening at Archers Gym, in Hitchin. Why such a challenge I hear you ask? It is all to raise money to continue and grow the work of Phase. Almost everything Phase delivers is free

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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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Wellbeing challenge - Veganuary

Helen Bainbridge | 26th January 2018

How's your Veganuary going? Kieran asked me that very question earlier today. Unfortunately, I was eating a tuna sandwich at the time! I wonder whether you took part? If you did, what were your reasons for taking part? Did you learn anything from it? I am aware that initiatives like Veganuary can have the potential to be a bit divisive. We all hav

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