Wellbeing

To help you and your family to stay well during these difficult times, you can access Changes Wellbeing Services face-to-face + on-line.

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.

Changes Volunteer Coordinator Training Programme Winter 2021

We are looking for people to train as Coordinators for Changes peer support groups. Find out more here…

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 Making Changes programmes which are designed to help you to stay, feel and live well, especially during this lockdown period.

Contact Making Changes to book your place.

Making Changes

Face to Face Room 5

Improve your Mental Fitness, Confidence, Self Esteem & Emotional Intelligence.

Thur 30th Sept x 3 weeks
1.00pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Changes, Stoke
Coach: Louise

Fri 1st Oct x 3 weeks
10.00am – 12.30pm
Venue: Changes, Stoke
Coach: Emor

Fri 22nd Oct x 3 weeks
10.00am – 12.30pm
Venue: Changes, Stoke
Coach: Emor

Fri 12th Nov x 3 weeks
10.00am – 12.30pm
Venue: Changes, Stoke
Coach: Emor

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Just Be – Mindful

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

Weekly Mindfulness Training & Practice
Fridays: 9.30am – 10.30am

Start date: Friday 10th September 2021

Via Zoom

Contact Just Be – Mindful to book your place.

Adult 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.

FREE Adult and Commuity Learning Courses  (ACL) 2021

To register your interest…
Email us
 or call Lisa on 07983 437 747

ACL courses have no post code restrictions irrespective of COVID.

A certificate is provided on completion of the course.

Courses are accessed Face-to-Face at Changes offices,  Victoria Court, Booth Street, Stoke, ST4 4AL

Steps we’re taking to protect everyone and to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus (click here for more info).

Anger Management
Taster Session

You must be available to attend the taster session to secure your place on the AM course below.

Tue 28th Sept
10.00am – 11.00am
Venue: Changes, Stoke
Coaches: Louise & Emor

Anger Management Course

The Anger Management programme is designed for adults who are currently finding it difficult to address their anger. This course will also aid others in helping and supporting people who demonstrate anger and aggressive behavior.

Tue 5th Oct x 6 weeks
10.00am – 12.10pm
Venue: Changes, Stoke
Coaches: Louise & Emor

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Stress and Anxiety Management
Taster Session

You must be available to attend the taster session to secure your place on the S&A course below.

Wed 29th Sept
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Changes, Stoke
Coaches: Louise 

Stress and Anxiety Management

This programme is designed to enable adults to explore concepts surrounding metal wellbeing and mental distress. Specifically, you will learn how to self-manage your stress and anxiety to improve your general wellbeing.

Wed 6th Oct x 4 weeks
1.00pm – 3.00pm
Venue: Changes, Stoke
Coaches: Louise

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Advance to Employment
Taster Session

You must be available to attend the taster session to secure your place on the S&A course below.

Mon 11th Oct
10.00am – 11.00am
Venue: Changes, Stoke
Coaches: Klaudia

Advance to Employment

This programme is designed for adults who need Information, advice, and guidance in seeking access to training, education, or employment. This programme will help motivate and support you with a more personalised and in-depth support approach to help get your life back on track!

Mon 18th Oct x 6 weeks
10.00am – 12.10pm
Venue: Changes, Stoke
Coaches: Klaudia

Suicide Prevention Awareness

This course aims to raise awareness and challenge stigma surrounding suicide and to increase the numbers of people with the skills and confidence to help someone at risk.

Next dates to be confirmed

5 Ways to Wellbeing

This course aims to explore how making adjustments in 5 key areas of your life leads to improved mental and physical wellbeing.

Next dates to be confirmed

Assertiveness

This course will help you to understand assertiveness and why it is important. You will develop and use practical techniques to demonstrate assertive behaviour and communication to improve your quality of life.

Next dates to be confirmed

Irrespectively of the current COVID-19 situation, there are no postcode restrictions regards accessing ACL services, i.e. they can be attended by people living within / and anywhere outside of Stoke-on-Trent

All courses are delivered by an experienced Wellness Coach.

For course enquires, please email: wellbeing.here4u@changes.org.uk

Alternatively, call Lisa on 07983 437 747

*Face-to-Face Workshops

Please note that all of our face-to-face workshops are held at Changes Health & Wellbeing Centre,Victoria Court, Stoke, ST4 4AL

 

*On-line Workshops

Please note that all of our on-line workshops are held via Zoom (please see further details at base of page)

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.