Staying Well

If there are changes or things happening in your life that are affecting your wellbeing, get in touch with us.

Services for those of you that are doing okay, but need some support to cope with changes or things that are going on in your life, (we also offer training to parents and teachers so they have a better understanding of what you’re going through and how they might help).

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, offer each other support, and learn to apply Changes 12 steps to manage mental distress.  

Different PSGs are provided for different age-groups – run by qualified staff, providing 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)


Bite-sized Training 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 stay well.

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

Decider 4 Week / 4.00-5.00pm (11-17’s)
Anger 4 Week / 5.00pm – 6.00pm (11-17’s)
One off intro to Wellbeing 4.00pm – 5.00pm (12-17’s)
Peer-Support 4.00pm – 6.00pm (8-11’s)

Wellbeing 3 Week / 4.00pm – 5.00pm (8-11’s)
Peer-Support 5.00pm – 6.00pm (14-17’s)
One off intro to Wellbeing
4.00pm – 5.00pm (11-16’s)

Decider 4 Week / 4.00pm – 5.00pm (8-11’s)
Anger 4 Week / 4.00pm – 5.00pm (8-11’s)
One off intro to Wellbeing 5.00pm – 6.00pm (10-12’s)
One off intro to Wellbeing 4.00pm – 5.00pm (8-10’s)
Peer-Support 6.00pm – 7.00pm (16+)
Peer-Support 4:30pm –  5:30pm (11-15’s)

Decider 4 Week / 4.00pm – 5.00pm (9-12’s)
Wellbeing 3 week / 5.00pm – 6.00pm (10-14’s)
One off Intro to Wellbeing 4.00pm – 5.00pm (8-11’s)
Peer-Support 4.00pm – 5.00pm (8-11’s)
Peer-Support 4.45pm – 5.45pm (13-17’s)
Peer-Support 7.00pm – 8.00pm (13-17’s)

Wellbeing 3 Week / 4.00pm – 5.00pm (11-18’s)
Decider 4 Week / 4.00pm – 5.00pm (8-11’s)
Peer-Support 4:30pm – 5:30pm (8-11’s)

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

How to access the PSGs and Bite-sized Programmes: 

To access these services – please contact 07983437764 or and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your/your child’s needs

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.

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

How to access Teacher and Parent Training:

For training enquiries or to book a place, please contact 

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.

July & August 2020 training dates.

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

Wednesday 12th
10.00am – 12.30pm

Thursday 10th
10.00am – 12.00pm

Wellbeing After Lockdown
– Building Resilience

Tuesday 11th
10.00am – 11.30am
OR Wednesday 26th
2.00pm – 3.30pm

Thursday 3rd
10.00am – 11.30am
OR Tuesday 15th
10.00am – 11.30am

Suicide Awareness 

Wednesday 26th
10.00am – 11.30am

Thursday 24th
10.00am – 11.30am

Dealing with Difficult Emotions (Anger)

Tuesday 25th
10.00am – 11.30am

Wednesday 23rd
10.00am – 11.30am

Understanding Self-harm

Thursday 13th
10.00am – 11.30am

Tuesday 22nd
10.00am – 11.30am

Sleep Hygiene 

Thursday 27th
10.00am – 11.30am

Cyber Bullying/Social Media

Thursday 20th
10.00am – 11.30am

Tuesday 29th
10.00am – 11.30am

Loss & Bereavement
(Delivered by The Dove Service)

Wednesday 5th
10.00am – 11.30am

Wednesday 16th
10.00am – 11.30am

Building Self-esteem

Thursday 23rd
10.00am – 11.30am

Building Self-concept

Tuesday 18th
10.00am – 11.30am

Wednesday 30th
10.00am – 11.30am

Parent Training

Wednesday 19th
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

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

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.