To help you to stay well during these difficult times, Changes is offering you the choice of accessing either face-to-face or 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
Changes Health & Wellbeing
Victoria Court, Booth Street, Stoke, ST4 4AL
Wednesday’s 10.00am – 12.00pm (Booking Essential)
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur & Friday’s
1.00pm – 2.30pm (Booking Essential)
Mon & Wednesday’s
6.30pm – 8.00pm (Booking Essential)
6.30pm – 8.00pm
**Plesae note, this is now a Men Only group**
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Haregate Community Centre
46 Queens Drive, Leek, ST13 6DJ
Thursday’s 6.30pm – 8.00pm
To limit risk, currently PSGs are slighlty different…
1) Places have to be pre-booked (and require your full address and current telephone number)
2) Places are allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis
3) You can only book one place per week
4) You can gain access to the venue 5 minutes before the start of the meeting (late arrivals will not be allowed entry)
5) Meetings run for 90 minutes (with no break)
6) There are no refreshments (but you may bring your own drink)
Places are limited, so, before attending, please book yours on 07846 187092
If you cannot attend, please cancel as soon as possible so your place can be given to someone else
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
Click here for: Polskie wsparcie (Polish Translation page)
0208 080 6592
0330 088 5830
0131 460 1196
0203 481 5237
0203 481 5240
0208 080 6591
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
Mind Craft with Mary
Meeting ID: 890 133 26217
Join us for 1.5 hours of crafts. Share yours or try something new within our friendly online group.
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.email@example.com– 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.