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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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Mental wellbeing conference

Kieran Murphy | 18th October 2016

On Friday 7th October Phase were part of a team of people who put on the UK's first mental wellbeing conference for schools. A day not just for teachers and other school staff but for students and young people too! It was an exciting day with over 100 young people from across Hertfordshire as well as staff from 13 different schools all coming toge

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Phase team grows!

Kieran Murphy | 28th September 2016

Sasha Austin-Seade and Helen Bainbridge joined Phase in September As the Phase team has grown again this year with Sasha and Helen joining as Wellbeing Development Lead and Schools and Youth Worker respectively, Kieran sat down with them to find out a bit more about the new members of the team, here's what happened: Tell us a little bit about your

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The Core

Kieran Murphy | 5th September 2016

The Core Training conference for all youth and children's workers and is happening Friday 30th September 5pm till Saturday 1st October 4pm. What is The Core? No matter what your calling to youth and children’s ministry might look like, we are praying that ‘THE CORE’ will encourage you, equip you and enable you to grow what you do. The Core is an ev

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Celebration service

Kieran Murphy | 19th August 2016

On Sunday 2nd October 6:30pm we will be holding our annual celebration at Walsworth Road Baptist Church and we would love you to join us! It will be a fun packed hour hearing about the great achievements of Phase from last year, exciting plans for the coming 12 months and a chance to meet the new team members! No need to book or rsvp, just feel fr

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My year with Phase

Bethany Murray | 2nd August 2016

This year I have been working with Phase as the 'Self-harm Support Intern' and what an exciting year it has been. I've seen Phase achieve so much and am excited about the future of the charity which I will continue to support and be involved with, just perhaps from more of a distance as my next three years will be spent up north at Newcastle Univer

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Talking to someone who struggles with self-harm

Bethany Murray | 22nd June 2016

Earlier this year, Phase was asked to write something about what are some helpful things to say to a young person struggling with self-harm. I’ve spent some time putting together a list of some common things people may say, why they might not be so helpful and what people could say instead. "Promise me you won't do it again" Self-harm is

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

Bethany Murray | 9th June 2016

(16th - 22nd May 2016, was Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the theme was relationships.) This blog post is titled 'people need other people' “You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be th

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