Wellbeing

To help you and your family to stay well during these difficult times, you can continue to access Changes Wellbeing Services on-line.  ‘Watch this space’ for news of when face-to-face programmes start again…

We have changed some of our programmes so that they help you to cope after lockdown and to be ready to get on with your life

As members of the general population, we are also welcoming and offering support to keyworkers, who continue to provide essential services that keep us healthy, safe, fed and connected…

On-line Wellbeing programmes include:  

Making Changes

Sessions to promote more helpful thinking, healthier behaviour and to increase your coping skills; and to set goals to help you to stay well

Join one of our FREE online Making Changes workshops which are designed to help you to stay, feel and live well, especially during this lockdown period.

Contact Making Changes to book your place.

Digital via Zoom
Sept – 6 Week Workshop:

Tue 29th 10.30am – 12noon
Coach: Klaudia
Sept – 3 Week Workshop:
Tue 29th 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Coach: Phoebe
Oct – 3 Week Workshop:
Tue 20th 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Coach: Phoebe

Suicide Awareness

Looking at the facts and myths surrounding suicide and the factors that increase the risk of suicide. You will be able to identify the verbal and non-verbal signs indicating that someone may be in suicidal crisis and how to support them.

Digital via Zoom
3 Week Workshop:
To be confirmed

Living Life To The Full

Sessions to teach new skills to tackle low mood and stress; more effective problem-solving; and ways to become more contented

Our FREE on-line Living Life to the Full programme will help you to understand why you’re feeling low, stressed or worried and teach you how to manage these feelings in order to get the most out of life.

Contact LLTTF to book your place.

Digital via Zoom
Sept – 4 Week Workshop:

Wed 30th 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Oct – 4 Week Workshop:
Wed 28th 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Coach: Graham

Just Be – Mindful

Sessions introducing mindfulness practice as a means of coping with daily stresses and to develop a deeper connection with yourself and the world around you

Our FREE on-line Just Be – Mindful programme can help you to learn new ways to handle difficult moods, thoughts and feelings, and encourage you to start taking better care of yourself to get more out of your life

 Contact Just Be – Mindful to book your place on mindfulness courses or pop-ins detailed below.

October
3 Week Mindfulness Courses:

Friday 2nd  10.30am – 12.30pm

Weekly Mindfulness Pop-in Sessions
Fridays 9.30am – 10.00am

Weekly Pop-ins start again soon…
October 2nd

(10 minutes ‘checking in’ + 20 minutes meditation and reflection). Open to Changes Mindfulness Community and anyone who feels that they will benefit…

Click here to get a taste of what mindfulness has to offer!
Mindfulness Practices – Audio files

Courses include:
Anger Management
Assertiveness
Advance to Employment
Suicide Prevention Awareness
5 Ways to Wellbeing
Stress & Anxiety

Adult and Community Learning

Designed to raise mental health awareness and to enable you to develop the wellness tools necessary to promote your happiness, and wellbeing and to keep you involved with your community.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, there are no postcode restrictions re. accessing ACL services, i.e. they can be attended by people living anywhere outside Stoke on Trent. Please click here for more info on ACL

Click here for our October & November 2020 Courses.
Email us to register your interest.

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 Wellbeing Service:

Simply call 07983 437747 or email wellbeing.here4u@changes.org.uk  Provide your name, telephone number and/or email address + tell us why you are contacting us.  A member of Changes staff will then be in touch to talk through your service options, (i.e. training programme and/or one-to-one support).    

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.