To help you to stay well, especially during these difficult times, Changes is offering Face-to-Face plus On-line PSGs
Connect with others who are ‘in the same boat’ – share self-help tips, offer each other support, and learn to apply Changes 12 steps to help you to stay well
Safe, friendly and structured meetings, run by qualified staff – that you can join in with whenever you need
Face-to-Face Peer-Support Groups
With the lifting of lockdown restrictions, our Face-to-face PSG meetings are running again.
>> All meetings require pre-booking by contacting Lorraine on: 07846 187092 <<
*Face-to-face meetings are in addition to our on-line digital peer-support groups, which are running as normal.
Meeting at Changes Stoke
Changes Health & Wellbeing
Victoria Court, Booth Street, Stoke, ST4 4AL
Mondays 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Tuesdays 10.00am – 11.30am
Tuesdays 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Wednesday 10.00am – 11.30am
Wednesday 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Thursday 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Friday 1.00pm – 2.30pm
**Excluding bank holidays**
Meetings at External Venues
Clayton Community Centre
Northwood lane, Clayton ST5 4BT
Monday 1.00pm – 3.00pm Starts 28th June
The Unitarian Meeting House
Lower Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 2UA
Tuesday 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Bradwell Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 8PS
Friday 1.00pm – 3.00pm
The Haregate Community Centre
46 Queens Dr, Leek ST13 6DJ
The Ashcombe Centre
Wall Lane Terrace, Cheddleton,
Leek ST13 7ED
Friday 1.00pm – 2.30pm
>> All F2F meetings require pre-booking by contacting Lorraine on: 07846 187092 <<
On-line Peer-Support Groups
How to access online Peer Support Groups PSGs:
You can join either afternoon or evening PSGs (weekdays) or, if you like, a Saturday afternoon PSG, (NB we are adding new meetings as demand increases).
Zoom: in order to join Changes online PSGs you need to download Zoom software and register a Zoom account, (the software can be downloaded free of charge onto your smartphone, tablet or computer and registering is ease – see ‘Zoom’ section at the bottom of the page)
As you can see from below, there is a separate link for each meeting, i.e. morning, afternoon and evening – which you can click on or copy and paste into your browser.
*PSG Online Peer Support Group meetings last up to 2 hours. Please note: meetings are locked 15 minutes after start time, so please access next available meeting if you have not joined by then.
Online Peer Support Groups
1pm Mon, Thur & Fridays
Meeting ID: 618 088 601
*Mon Zoom ends 28th June
*Fri Zoom ends 2nd July
Meeting ID: 935 230 267
Meeting ID: 82869927803
Meeting ID: 676 734 054
UK – Dial into Zoom
020A3 481 5237
0203 481 5240
Call into our meetings
If you don’t have access to or your internet connection is poor – you can also use the following numbers* to dial into a Zoom meeting.
*Calls to these numbers are charged at your standard local rate
Make the call and enter the relevant meeting ID when prompted, i.e. please see the PSG meeting details above.
*If a number is engaged or you are not able to hear anything and the meeting has started, please try a different number)
On-line Social Events
Face 2 Face Social Events
5pm – 9pm Fridays
Venue: Changes, Stoke
The Music Group has now returned to face 2 face. We have introduced covid safe precautions so we please ask that you adhere to them, thanks.
NB new service users – please ask the PSG Coordinator to forward you a copy of Changes 12 Step booklet and Wellness Action Plan (WAP)
The same guidelines apply for our online Peer Support Groups as our face-to-face groups, (please refer to Changes 12 step booklet) – however, to make sure that our Zoom PSGs remain safe and friendly places to meet up and get help – we have added a few more…
Digital PSG Ground-rules
- Be punctual
- Be kind
- Be attentive (avoid unnecessary noise, movement or distraction)
- No cross-talking (use Zoom’s ‘raise hand’ button)
- Respect confidentiality
- Try to sit somewhere private and quiet (if not possible, please use head/earphones)
- Be properly dressed (e.g. no PJs)
- No smoking or vaping
- No eating
Please respect everybody in the meeting and let the Group Coordinator run the meeting.
If not, you will be removed from the meeting and may not be able to re-join.
If you require any further information regarding Changes Adult PSGs or need assistance in signing into the groups – please call 07846187092 or email PSG.firstname.lastname@example.org– and a member of Changes staff will be in touch.
Monitoring Forms: How you can help us…
When you join one of our PSGs – it really helps us if you can provide us with some basic info about yourself and how our group meetings have helped you.
*To see what difference our service has made, we’ll ask you to complete these at the beginning, during and end of your time with us
This helps us to make sure that we’re offering you the right kind of service and to make the Commissioners* aware of the impact of Changes services.
*NHS and Local Authority bodies who fund our services
On-line training programmes and 1-2-1 sessions, utilise ‘Zoom’ software, which can be downloaded free of charge onto your smartphone, tablet or computer.