Welcome to Changes Health & Wellbeing, 12 Steps to mental health charity. This website is for those who wish to learn more about Changes user-led organisation and unique recovery service for those in mental distress.
The aim of Changes service is to provide an opportunity for those suffering from mental distress to move from isolation, withdrawal and dependency to becoming active and contributing members of their immediate and wider community.
Questions and Answers
Who uses Changes service? People experiencing various levels of mental distress, including: worry, feeling low, confusion, anxiety, panic, depression, mood swings, strange ideas or senses playing tricks.
How does Changes fit in with existing services? Very nicely! Our programme is designed to complement any help you are receiving from other statutory or voluntary services.
Can Changes help me? Yes! Our service can help with any form of mental distress. Provided you can attend and get involved you'll make progress.
BBC Mental Health Week
Radio Stoke Interview
Carer David who is also a user of Changes services, takes part in the discussion 16/02/2016. Fast forward to 11.16
Changes YP & Comic Relief
Comic Relief 2015
Changes Young People's service receives Red Plaque recognition for vital work. Read full press release here.
World Mental Health Day
Motivational cupcakes raise awareness of Changes YP services to students & staff at Stoke Sixth Form College plus £150!
Wednesday 10th September 2014
Police & Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, Mathew Ellis visits Changes HQ in Stoke to highlight our success in helping those suffering with mental distress across the county & his plans for the future. Sentinel article...
Wednesday 20th August 2014
NHS Trust joins forces with Changes YP to help improve mental health services for young people in North Staffordshire.
Tuesday 24th June 2014 article in The Sentinel newspaper... Alec Wrench memorial football fundraising tournament. Changes Health & Wellbeing are very grateful to Alan & all those involved. We wish you all the very best with your continued fund raising in memory of Alec. Thank you.
Healthy Minds Stoke-on-Trent launch April 2013... Evening Sentinel Article
Tuesday 9th June 2015 article in the Burton Mail...Mental health 'lifeline' nominated for a Community Champions Award.
Saturday 17th May 2014 article in the Burton Mail newspaper...Anxiety is something I have had all my life - Tackling anxiety as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
Wednesday 14th May 2014 article in the Burton Mail newspaper...'Hospital is not always the answer' - Mental health crisis team manager speaks about role.
Monday 12th May 2014 article in the Burton Mail newspaper...New Mayor of East Staffordshire chooses Changes as one of his three charities to support.
Thursday 13th March 2014 article in the Burton Mail newspaper... Sarah's journey from patient to mentor with Changes mental health charity.
Burton Mail newspaper... Mental health charity Changes, helps those with issues, overcome p-roblems during festive period.
Burton Mail newspaper... 'I tried other forms of help but nothing worked as well as my time at Changes'
Wednesday 21st May 2014 article in the Tamworth Herald newspaper...Tamworth charity making positive Changes to people's lives.
Stoke-on-Trent + Newcastle & Staffordshire Moorlands
OCNWMR Volunteer Coordinator Training Perogramme FREE & Accredited! view Presentation Events during September 2015.
Uttoxeter Post & Times newspaper... 'Changes quarter century landmark'