Stay Well

Children & Young People

Changes YP, Younger Mind and the Dove Service providing on-line services to keep you and your family well

Provided by Changes YP, Younger Mind and Dove – to help CYP to stay well during these difficult times, Stay Well CYP services can now be accessed digitally, i.e. via on-line training programmes and one-to-one support, (video or phone).

We have also changed some of our programmes, i.e. so that they are shorter and include things to help children, young people and their families to stay well and cope with staying at home, (we’re also providing support for teachers)

Stay Well’s on-line services include:

Weekly Peer-support Groups (PSGs):

Where CYP aged between 8 and 18 – can connect with others who are ‘in the same boat’ – share self-help tips, offering each other support, and learn to apply Changes 12 steps to manage mental distress. 

Different on-line PSGs are provided for different age-groups – run by qualified staff, and continuing to provide safe, friendly and structured meetings – that you can join in with whenever you need

CYP PSG’s (choose the right meeting for your age-group)

3.00 to 4.00pm (8 to 11’s)

5.00 to 6.00pm (14 to 18’s)

4.30 to 5.30pm (11 to 15’s)
6.00 to 7.00pm (16+)

4.45 to 5.45pm (13 to 17’s)
7.00 to 8.00pm (13 to 17’s)

4.30 to 5.30pm (8 to 11’s)

Psycho-educational Programmes:

A series of bite-sized training programmes, designed to promote more helpful thinking, healthier behaviour and to increase your coping skills – helping you to get and stay well.

With different training for different age-groups, (aged between 8 and 18) and lasting for approximately an hour – topics covered include:

  • Anger Management
  • Managing Worry
  • Understanding Sadness
  • Helpful vs Unhelpful Thinking
  • Positive Self-image

Contact us to arrange provision of our psycho-educational ‘Wellbeing Lessons’ as part of your school’s current digital curriculum

Support for 5 to 7 year olds:

Stay Well’s new digital offer will include staff providing regular 1-2-1 support to the parents of 5 to 7 year olds, i.e. via telephone or video link, (with the option of staff overseeing a play-centred learning session with their child, via a Changes YP ‘play pack’)


Teacher and Parent Training and Support:

Teachers, volunteers and parents will continue to be provided with access to a range of on-line training programmes relevant to raising their awareness of CYP mental health needs and how best to meet these needs, (we will also be working with teachers and parents to develop new programmes to help them to assist CYP within the current circumstances). For details of available on-line training courses, please see orange text below.

As keyworkers, Teachers will also be able to access necessary 1-2-1 support to help them stay well at this difficult and stressful time, (Parents will be able to continue to get support via Younger Mind’s Parent-line – see yellow box below).


One-to-one Therapy:

Younger Mind will continue to provide various types of one-to-one therapy via telephone and on-line chat, (i.e. with a skilled and experienced counsellor, i.e. someone trained to listen and help you to explore and understand your issues, introduce techniques/provide information to help you to build on your strengths and to make any small changes, and to set personal goals.

Dove will continue to offer 1-2-1 services via the telephone -for children and young people who are experiencing issues relating to bereavement, loss or life-changing illness. Delivered by experienced and specially trained counsellors, led by the child or young person, sessions allow them to identify the major themes that they want to work on, as well as looking at where they want to be.  Whilst these individuals will have been identified as having experienced grief, sessions will work with grief as part of wider issues impacting on their overall mental health and wellbeing.

Our Weekly Workshops:

If you are based in Stoke on Trent and would like to get involved, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Mondays 4.00pm-5.00pm (11 to 17’s)
Thursday 5.00pm – 6.00pm (11 to 18’s)

Mondays 5.00pm – 6.00pm (11 to 17’s)
Thursday 4.00pm – 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)

Tuesday 4.00pm – 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)
Friday 4.00pm – 5.00pm (11 to 18’s)

Unhelpful Thinking
Tuesday 5.00pm – 6.00pm (11 to 17’s)
Thursday 4.00pm – 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)

Wednesday 4.00pm – 5.00pm (11 to 17’s)
Friday 4.00pm – 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)

For more info, please contact

On-line Training Sessions for professionals, volunteers and parents working/living in with Children & Young People in Stoke on Trent.

June & July 2020 training dates are now fully booked.

Please note: The following months dates will be posted around the 15th of the remaining current month below.

Training is delivered by an experienced Mental Health Trainer & Wellness Coach. You will gain an online certificate on completion of each course.

For training enquiries or to book your place, please contact

Basic Introduction to CYP Mental Health &
Services Available in SOT

Thursday 4th
10.00am – 11.30am
OR Tuesday 16th
10.00am – 11.30am

Tuesday 7th
10.00am – 11.30am
OR Wednesday 22nd
10.00am – 11.30am

NEW – Wellbeing After Lockdown
– Building Resilience

Thursday 9th
10.00am – 11.30am
OR Wednesday 29th
10.00am – 11.30am

Suicide Awareness 

Wednesday 3rd
2.00pm – 3.30pm
OR Tuesday 23rd
10.00am – 11.30am

Tuesday 21st
2.00pm – 3.30pm

Dealing with Difficult Emotions (Anger)

Friday 5th – 11.30am
OR Wednesday 24th – 11.30am

Thursday 16th
10.00am – 11.30am

Self-harm Awareness & Management

Tuesday 9th
10.00am – 11.30am
OR Thursday 18th
2.00pm – 3.30pm

Wednesday 8th
10.00am – 11.30am
OR Tuesday 28th
10.00am – 11.30pm

NEW – Building Resilience
**A brand-new  training session developed to help CYP to cope with life after lockdown**

Tuesday 9th
2.00pm – 3.30pm
OR Tuesday 16th
2.00pm – 3.30pm
OR Thursday 25th
10.00am – 11.30am

Sleep Hygiene 

Thursday 11th
10.00am – 11.30am

Tuesday 14th
10.00am – 11.30am

Cyber Bullying/Social Media

Thursday 11th
2.00pm – 3.30pm

Thursday 30th
10.00am – 11.30pm

Loss & Bereavement
(Delivered by The Dove Service)

Wednesday 17th
2.00pm – 3.30pm

Wednesday 15th
2.00pm – 3.30pm

Mental Health Training for Parents

Thursday 18th
10.00am – 11.30am

Building Self-esteem

Wednesday 24th
2.00pm – 3.30pm

Thursday 23rd
10.00am – 11.30am

Where necessary, part of the new digital offer will include staff offering

additional 1-2-1 support, i.e. via video link, telephone, email or text.

How to access the Stay Well CYP Service:

To access any of Stay Well CYP’s digital services listed above – please contact 07983 437764 or and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your/your child’s needs

On-line Social Events

Fun art session with Blythe!
For ages 11-18 living in Stoke on Trent.
To join our session, email:

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Every other Wednesday

If you would like to join us please email us on

NB new service users – please ask the PSG Coordinator to forward you a copy of Changes 12 Step booklet and Wellness Action Plan (WAP)

As a partner, Younger Mind also provides direct access to the following services for children & young people, parents, carers & professionals.

Speak up Space:

A confidential, safe and free on-line service for young people, parents and professionals. Speak up Space services include: Instant messaging; Live chat; Telephone support; Self-help resources, (Apps, websites, videos, podcasts; E-leaflets and information; and Links into relevant local CYP services.

Parent Support Line:

Consultation for parents and carers offering advice, guidance, support and interventions. Two allocated sessions per week, free to call and speak to practitioners; Tuesday’s 12pm – 2pm & Wednesday’s 10.30am – 12.30pm on 0800 0051 445

Young Person
Support Line:

Offering advice, guidance, support and interventions. Free to call and speak to counsellors on Monday’s 3pm – 5pm – 0800 0051 445

Monitoring Forms: How you can help us…

When you access one of Changes services – it really helps us if you can provide us with some basic info about yourself and how our services have helped you.

When you access the service, a member of Changes staff will send you an email containing links to an on-line ‘Enrolment Form’ and some basic monitoring forms to complete*.

*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

Please click here to download a copy of Changes Data Protection Policy

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.

> Download Zoom <    > Video: How to Register with Zoom <

> Register with Zoom to access our groups/sessions <

> Click here to view video on how to join a Zoom meeting <

Zoom provides a safe and secure system – Zoom Security

Please click here to find out what you can do to keep the meetings/sessions private and confidential.