Conquer Mount Everest for a Cause
Join Us in an Epic Challenge!" Over the past few years, we have embarked on extraordinary endeavors to make a difference, raise funds, and create awareness for the impactful work of Phase. And guess what? This year is no exception! On Friday, June 9th, starting at 10 am and continuing
Mental Health Awareness Week 2023
It is Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 this week and this year the theme is Anxiety. The aim of Mental Health Awareness week is to open up conversation with others about important topics and support one another by sharing experiences and tools. Anxiety is an emotion that we have all
People who fundraise for Phase
If you choose to fundraise for Phase, then often the best way is to do it via something you are passionate about! Deolinda, from Our Lady Immaculate and St. Andrew's Church (Our Lady’s) in Hitchin, is passionate about all things green, and she has used this passion to raise
A Wrap on Christmas Unwrapped
Last week we finished delivering the Christmas Unwrapped workshop for Year 6. The workshop is an opportunity to explore the story of the nativity, which is right at the centre of the Christmas celebrations. I know you’re thinking it should be fairly straightforward – but not always! This workshop is
This December sees our matched giving campaign Project Hope [https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/project-hope] happening again. Through the very generous support of our funders, we are able to see every donation to Project Hope [https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/project-hope] in December doubled! That's right, every £1 donated gets
New Resource Available...
At Phase, we are passionate about helping build wellbeing and resilience in children and young people. We do this in various ways, from primary school workshops, assemblies, secondary school lessons, 1-1 mentoring and support groups. At the start of this academic term, we released a new resource called Focus [https:
A guide to your 'tweenager's' brain
The tweenage [https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/tweenager] years are those between the ages of 9 until about 13. I'll be honest I had never heard the term 'Tweenager' before I attended an inspirational talk on the subject a few years ago, I thought they were big blue CBeebies
Building Our Resilience
I recently went to hear Patrick Regan (Founder and CEO of Kintsugi Hope) speak on his Tour of the Bouncing Forwards Book [https://kintsugihope.com/tour]. At Phase, we are passionate about building resilience in young people, so I always love to listen to other people who are passionate about
National Volunteers Week
Each year there is a National Volunteers week [https://volunteersweek.org] from 1st -7th June. If you volunteer with us and you missed one of our thank you posts on social media last week – please take this as an additional thank you for all your amazing support! Shirley & Jean, two
Are you feeling lonely?
It's mental health awareness week this week (9-15 May). This is a week that the charity The Mental Health Foundation uses to raise awareness of a different mental health experience each year. This year the focus is on loneliness. Along with many other emotional and mental health struggles, it's a
The rhythms of life...
If you’re a regular reader of the Phase blog you will know that at the start of each school term the team takes a two day retreat. This is a break from the regular weekly routine for some reflection, recharging and planning. We spend time thinking, praying, chatting, planning,
Recycling for Phase - all change here!!
I feel that as a community we are massively indebted to Deolinda (pictured above) and Michael Eltringham. Deolinda was involved in developing the CTH [https://www.cthitchin.org.uk/] idea of gifting Hitchin town with the services of a faith schools worker, which led to the creation of Phase in
Looking forward not looking back
As we reach the two-year anniversary mark since we went into lockdown and we start to emerge into a place where restrictions have been lifted, we can feel a mixture of different emotions from relief and happiness to anxiety and apprehension. Perhaps one other emotion that is present is disappointment.