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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 ar

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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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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 miles

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Work with us

Kieran Murphy | 2nd January 2019

Phase has an exciting opportunity for the right person to come and join our staff team. Below is the job description and form to complete to register your interest in this role. Support and Interventions Lead - Full time £23,000 - £25,000 Phase wants to pioneer programmes that help young people to improve their wellbeing and see the decrease in me

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Youth work learnings

Kieran Murphy | 10th December 2018

4 things I’ve learnt about youth work? Hi everyone, I’m Molly and in September I moved to London to begin a gap year with XLP. I grew up in Hitchin and have experienced the work of Phase whilst I was at school and they inspired me to begin my own journey of youth work. XLP is a youth work charity working with young people struggling with a range of

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Charity Film Awards

Donna Wade | 28th November 2018

This year Phase has entered one of its “Let Talk” Films into the Charity Film Awards. What are these? I hear you say… The Charity Film Awards are for charities who have created videos which have the power to move, to warm hearts, to inspire, to engage…. to change the world: to do good. The Charity Film Awards are designed to celebrate those qualit

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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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Raffle Winners!

Kieran Murphy | 13th September 2018

Local Young People to Feel the Love from Fair in the Square Hitchin’s youth support charity Phase have been delighted by the response to this year’s Fair in the Square event which was sponsored by local businesses HRJ Foreman Laws Solicitors and AZ Autos. The crowd-pleasing event took place in the town’s Market Place, saw cheese eating, strength t

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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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Influences

Kieran Murphy | 4th November 2017

Influence is something that we all have, maybe a little, maybe a lot, but you still have some. Influence is something I am very passionate about, you have the ability to change and impact the life of those around you either for the better or the worse. Let’s assume it’s for the better ;) Martin Luther King Jr, Graham, Granddad, Tim & Richard t

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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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Annual Celebration 2017

Kieran Murphy | 14th September 2017

Can you believe it was nearly a year ago that we had our last celebration service? No, nor me! Time flies when you're having fun! On Sunday 1st October, 4pm at Walsworth Road Baptist Church you are warmly invited to join us for our Annual Celebration service (but with a twist). It will be an hour of insight and experience, where you'll hear about

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Ambassadors progress

Helen Bainbridge | 13th July 2017

Phase are been incredibly blessed to have an amazing team of volunteers, not to mention our young leaders. In January, we began piloting the Phase Ambassadors Programme to recognise these wonderful young people, to give them training and experience and to better involve them in what we do. As I talked about in the blog post introducing the program

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Children's Commissioner

Kieran Murphy | 5th July 2017

Shocking report by Children’s Commissioner reveals millions of children in England living vulnerable or high risk lives On Tuesday 4th July the Children's Commissioner published some shocking findings from their recent analysis. One of the key findings states that 800,000 children aged 5 to 17 suffer mental health disorders. Unfortunately the re

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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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