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Adapting, surviving and then... thriving!!

Elizabeth Feltoe | 15th May 2020

Unprecedented times, the new normal, lockdown, social distancing, self-isolation  – change is on every horizon and in every aspect of life as we knew it. So what are Phase up to and what are we doing as we all tread carefully into the future? As Director I wanted to share a few key things that we are focusing on and some of the things that we are e

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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 how

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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

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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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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 wi

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Time Trek

Helen Bainbridge | 22nd February 2019

Time Trekkers! We hope you've been having a restful half term. Ours has seen the latest Time Trek event. Along with more than 40 primary school aged children, as well as young leaders and volunteers from many of our Hitchin churches, we hopped into the Professor's time machine and went back in time to find out more about Jesus. This year, we're f

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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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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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Annual Celebration 2018

Kieran Murphy | 17th September 2018

Sunday 28th October, 4pm-5pm At Zeo Centre It is that time of year again, to come and celebrate all that Phase has been up to in the past year! On Sunday 28th October, 4pm at Zeo Centre (previously Hitchin Christian Centre) you are warmly invited to join us for our Annual Celebration service. It will be an hour of insight and experience, where you

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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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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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