Viewing blogs by tag: young-people
Kieran Murphy | 18th June 2021
In a recent Ofsted survey it was highlighted that teenage girls were asked for nudes by up to 11 boys a night. The impact of pornography on young people is a silent pandemic that has been spreading for years.The rise of social media channels where images can be shared for a limited time, the increased amount of free to access pornography straight fRead more
One Step at a Time...
Amanda Maylin | 8th June 2021
This month (June 2021) Phase are challenging everyone to join us in carrying our virtual Olympic torch from Hitchin (where we work) to Tokyo! It's all part of getting ready for our Hitchin Home Olympics taking place 2nd-16th July... We are asking people to log any steps / distance they walk, run, cycle or swim as we slowly go on this journey togethRead more
International Youth Day!
Hannah Dengate | 12th August 2020
At Phase we love young people, we are passionate about seeing them thrive and reaching their full potential to be all that they were created to be. I am always so thankful to the people who believed in me when I was a young person and gave me opportunities to learn and grow. At Phase we love to journey alongside young people in a number of differenRead more
Kieran Murphy | 2nd April 2020
As we all go through this incredibly difficult season of isolation where routines, rhythms and everyday normality has been removed, it can make us feel lost, fearful and uncertain about what the future holds.At Phase we are passionate about equipping children and young people to journeying through adolescence, whereby they don't just survive but thRead more
Changing the landscape COVID-19
Kieran Murphy | 24th March 2020
We have lived through a week that will define a generation. The COVID-19 crisis has turned the world upside down for all, but mostly for our children and young people.As the dust settles and we come to terms with the likelihood of schools being closed until September, with the need for social distancing increasing, we are left with the question howRead more
Bringing Hope this Christmas...
Hannah Dengate | 6th December 2019
Christmas lights have been switched on, Christmas music is playing, and it is now only 19 days until Christmas! I wonder what it is that you are hoping for this Christmas? What is it that you are expectant for? With hope comes that anticipation, that waiting. As we enter this season of advent, we enter a time of waiting and anticipation as ChristmRead 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 spRead more
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 tRead more
Emily Croucher | 1st November 2019
Hello, I'm Emily and I am new! Well, not brand new. I joined the Phase team at the end of August as the Early Intervention Lead, but there are still lots of things I am getting my head around. It’s been a crazy few weeks, but I have felt so welcomed and it is a blessing to be working with such an amazing team. One of the biggest things I noticed inRead more
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 tRead more
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 wiRead more
Kieran Murphy | 7th March 2019
We've made the final! Phase are extremely please to announce that we have made the final of the Charity Film Awards 2019, but we've not won yet! Vote Now Our Let's Talk - Self-Harm film has made it through early voting stages and now needs your help to win. You can vote for our film with just a few clicks and hopefully when we attend the awards ceRead more
More than an Emoji...
Hannah Dengate | 25th January 2019
There are in total 2,823 emojis- I definitely couldn’t tell you what they all are! Most of us, I imagine probably use emojis when texting – whether it’s a smile, heart, thumbs up! I found out this week that you can even create an emoji to now look like you! The collection of emoji’s is forever growing. Emoji’s are a way of communicating how we arRead more
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 thRead more
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 milesRead more