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 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 and whether you require face-to-face or on-line via Zoom) *New schedule – posted 10th June 2021.

Face-to-Face

Monday:
4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)
Venue: Blurton Community Centre
Oakwood Road, Stoke, ST3 3AR

Tuesday:
4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)
5.00pm to 6.00pm (16+)
Venue: Changes, Victoria Court
Booth Street, Stoke, ST4 4AL

Wednesday:
6.00pm to 7.00pm (11 – 15’s)
Venue: Changes, Victoria Court
Booth Street, Stoke, ST4 4AL

On-line via Zoom

Monday:
4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)

Wednesday:
4.00pm to 5.00pm (14 to 18’s)
4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)
5.00pm to 6.00pm (12 to 16’s)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (11 to 15’s)

Thursday:
4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)
5.00pm – 6.00pm (12 to 16’s)
6.00pm to 7.00pm (13 to 17’s)

Friday:
4.00pm to 5.00pm (13 to 17’s)

For more info; email us or call on 01782 418518

Bite-sized Training Programmes:

A series of bite-sized on-line 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:

Monday
Decider 4 Week / 4.00-5.00pm (11-17’s)
Dealing with Difficult Emotions 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)

Tuesday
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)

Wednesday
Decider 4 Week / 4.00pm – 5.00pm (8-11’s)
Dealing with Difficult Emotions 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)

Thursday
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)

Friday
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)

Email us or phone 01782 418518 to arrange provision of our psycho-educational ‘Wellbeing Lessons’ as part of your school’s current digital curriculum

Psycho-educational Workshops:

We offer 4 week psycho-educational workshops for children and young people, including our; Wellbeing Workshops, Decider Workshops and Dealing with Difficult Emotions Workshops.

Wellbeing Workshops can help young people to understand and manage any difficult emotions, thoughts and behaviours.

Decider Workshops teach the young people 12 skills in managing their difficult emotions.

Dealing with Difficult Emotions Workshops are for any young people specifically dealing with difficult emotions, such as anger, who want to find ways of managing them.

On-line via Zoom

Mondays:
Decider Workshop 5.00pm to 6.00pm (11 to 17s)

Tuesdays:
Wellbeing Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (11 to 16s)
Wellbeing Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11s)
Wellbeing Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (11 to 16s)
Decider Workshop 5.00pm to 6.00pm (11 to 16s)

Wednesdays:
Dealing with Difficult Emotions Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11s)

Thursdays:
Decider 4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11s)
Wellbeing 4.00pm to 5.00pm (12 to 17s)
(this workshop can sometimes alternate depending on interest)

Fridays:
Wellbeing Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (14 to 18s)
Dealing with Difficult Emotions Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (11 to 16s)

 

Face to Face
(Venue for all: Changes, Victoria Court, Booth Street, Stoke, ST4 4AL)

Mondays:
Wellbeing Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (12 to 16s)

Wednesdays:
Decider Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11s)

Thursdays:
Wellbeing Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11s)
Wellbeing Workshop 5.30pm to 6.30pm (8 to 11s)

Fridays:
Wellbeing Workshop 5.30 to 6.30pm (12 to 17s)

 

How to access the PSGs and Bite-sized Programmes: 

To access these services – please contact 01782 418518 or 

staywell.here4u@changes.org.uk 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 donna.mountford@changes.org.uk 

Our Weekly Workshops:

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

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

Dealing with Difficult Emotions
Mondays 5.00pm – 6.00pm (11 to 17’s)
Thursday 4.00pm – 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)

SAD
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)

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

For more info, please contact info@staywellcyp.org

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

August to September 2021 digital 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 donna.mountford@changes.org.uk

Training enquiries for parents & carers of children aged 5-11years, please contact charlotte.bray@changes.org.uk

Digitial Training Sessions for Professionals and Volunteers

Stay Well Digital Training Sessions (provided via Zoom) – FREE for professionals and volunteers working with children & young people within Stoke on Trent.

It is advised (but not compulsory) to complete the introductory course; “Understanding the Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health of Children and Young People” before accessing the specialist training sessions.

Understanding the Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health of Children and Young People

August
Wednesday 18th
10.00am – 2.00pm

September
Thursday 30th
10.00am – 2.00pm

Wellbeing After Lockdown
– Building Resilience

August
Thursday 26th
10.00am – 12.00pm

September
Wednesday 15th
10.00am – 12.00pm

Suicide Awareness

August
Wednesday 25th
10.00am – 12.00pm

September
Tuesday 28th
10.00am – 12.00pm

Dealing with Difficult Emotions

August
Tuesday 24th
10.00am – 12.00pm

September
Thursday 23rd
10.00am – 12.00pm

Understanding & Managing Self-harm

August
Tuesday 17th
2.00pm – 4.00pm

September
Wednesday 22nd
10.00am – 12.00pm

Supporting Children & Young People with Bereavement & Loss

August
Wednesday 18th
10.00am – 12.00pm

September
Date to be confirmed

Cyber Bullying/Social Media Awareness

September
Tuesday 7th
10.00am – 12.00pm

September
Wednesday 29th
10.00am – 12.00pm

Raising Self-esteem in Children & Young People

August
Tuesday 21st
10.00am – 12.00pm

Sleep Hygiene

August
Thursday 19th
10.00am – 12.00pm

Free On-line Mental Health First Aid Training for Professionals working with children & young people in Stoke on Trent

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a course for everyone who works or lives with young people aged between 8-18.

You can learn how to support young people’s mental health, provide help in an emergency, and guide them towards the appropriate support.

MAY
Dates:
5th, 7th, 12th, 14th
Time: 9:30-12:30 (10 minute break) 

OR
JUNE
Dates:
15th, 17th, 22nd & 24th
Time: 9:30-12:30 (10 minute break)

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For training enquiries or to book your place, please contact:
donna.mountford@changes.org.uk

Online Platform: Enabley (formally Time to Know)
(Trainees must complete all 4 online sessions to become a Youth Mental Health First Aider)

The course consists of 4 modules that are delivered over 4 live sessions, and an average of 5 hours of individual learning which is accessed through an online learning portal.

The training is FREE of charge, however, there is a £20 cost per delegate for the training materials (workbook, manual, action card & certificate). These will be posted to your preferred location around a week before the course is due to start.

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 01782 418518 or staywell.here4u@changes.org.uk 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.

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