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May 16, 2022
The Fight You Don’t See

When we think of boxing, we think of the fight that happens within the ring. That’s put on for our own entertainment under the lights and in front of an audience. We don’t often think of the fights that happen in the background, of the boxers own personal journeys and internal battles.

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March 26, 2022
International Adolescent Health Week

It’s International Adolescent Health Week - a week designed to inspire communities and young people to invest in resources to support the successful transition of adolescents from a child to an adult.

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February 26, 2022
Introducing – Conor

Hi, my name’s Conor and I’m delighted to be a part of this exciting project, working with the young people of Hitchin. My focus in life is fitness. I live and breathe it.

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February 26, 2022
This Does Hurt

My journey with GRIT has been a long one that started as an adolescent with dreams of wanting to ‘change the system (NHS)’ in terms of how it dealt with adolescents.

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February 4, 2022
Introducing – Jo

Hi, I’m Jo, I am so excited to be starting my new job with the NHS as a Mental Health and Wellbeing coach. I have been asked to write this post to introduce myself - this is out of my comfort zone, so please bear with me! So, what can I tell you?

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January 10, 2022
Normalising Medication

None of us, no matter what our profession or status are immune to mental health problems. However, I for one, will not be showing a picture of any medication I may or may not take as I do not want to ‘normalise’ medication for mental health.

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December 23, 2021
I see you

Sawubona: I see you, exactly as you are, with all of your perfections and flaws and as I stand before you I ask myself how can I best serve you today.

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December 9, 2021
Work like an Egyptian

I feel a bit like an Ancient Egyptian right now. Ancient because I have returned back to my work as a GP following maternity leave, recent Covid, and a baby that still isn’t sleeping through the night. Egyptian because it feels like my life is governed by triangles.

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November 18, 2021
Anxiety versus Fury

I’m sticking with the boxing theme as we were treated to a second great fight in a matter of weeks between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. For someone who is very capable of getting back up no matter how many times he is knocked down it wasn’t really a surprise to me that Fury rallied form being dropped twice to win by a sensational knock out in the eleventh round.

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October 29, 2021
Welcome to our new Blog :)

We are now halfway through a new term and Autumn is definitely upon us. The last 18 months have been anything but predictable so we are delighted that it finally feels like we are returning to something resembling normality.

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