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Changes Social Events

For Changes YP Socials
please email the YP Team: yp@changes.org.uk
Become a friend on Facebook.com/ChangesYoungPeople
and automatically receive updates and invites for great fun social events and activities.

Changes Peer-support Groups + Social Events are now accessible on-line at ChangesHere4U.org.uk

 

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE -

Please Note: ALL of our meetings, workshops, Socials & OCN dates have now been closed / cancelled. For additional info please click here.

 

Please check back here regularly for any changes to our services, or visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/changes.northstaffs/

For the most up-to-date advice, including when you should self-isolate, please visit
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

If you have recently returned from certain countries, and do not have symptoms, you should self-isolate – full information is her
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public#returning-travellers

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Changes STOKE Social Events

Hi all

We hope you are all well and you will be able to access
some or all of the social events below.

Kind regards
Lorraine, Kris & Steve

For more information, watch this space & our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/changes.northstaffs

Please note: Our social activities are not intended to be a replacement for Peer-support meetings. They are relaxed informal with no formal agenda or protocol. Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed, so please refrain from discussing personal issues/problems and use the Peer-support meetings for that.
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February / March Socials 2020

All these groups and activities are provided for you, to encourage social inclusion and help to stop feeling isolated. Wether you come alone or bring a family member or friend, you will be made very welcome. Please try and join us when you can and make the most of the activities. You will be in a safe and friendly environment and refreshments will be provided.

Follow us on Facebook for updates to all our adult services, including social events.

Please Note: Our social activities are not intended to be a replacement for Peer Support Group Meetings. They are relaxed and informal. As there is no formal agenda or protocol, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed, so please refrain from discussing personal issues/problems, and use the Peer Support Meetings for that instead.

All these social activities require a 20p nominal donation. Unless otherwise stated, these sessions are held at Changes Health & Wellbeing, Victoria Court, Booth Street, Stoke, ST4 4AL.

Any donations of equipment are welcome. Should you have any queries, please contact Lorraine on 01782 411433 or 07846 187092.

You don't have to stay for the whole time of these sessions, you can come a little later or leave a little earlier... it really is up to you. This is a safe place to come and be with people who are like-minded and looking to build up their wellness tools.

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Help raise funds for Changes while doing your on-line shopping.
Just go to https://www.giveasyoulive.com/charity/changes
It’s free and simple to register – then every time you shop on line through thousands of retailers you will raise money for Changes without costing you, or us, a penny.


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Mindful Colouring Therapy - Stoke-on-Trent
Monday's 10.00am - 12.00pm *Except Bank Holidays*
Changes Wellbeing Centre, Stoke

Due to popular demand we are running two weekly sessions of this popular activity (both at Changes Victoria Court offices).

All materials are provided by Changes but you are welcome to bring along your own project.
There is a nominal charge of 20p which contributes towards material costs.
For more information please contact Lorraine on 07846 187 092 or 01782 411 433

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Mindfulness - Next 3 Weeks FREE Courses:
Start: Monday 28th February, 10am - 12pm
Start: Monday 16th March, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
FREE to anybody with a Stoke-on-Trent postcode or GP .

Changes Wellbeing Centre, Victoria Court, Booth Street, Stoke, ST4 4AL
Click here for more information on the Just Be Mindful page.

If you are interested, you MUST contact Mary on 01782 411 433 / 07538 763431 or email mindful@changes.org.uk.

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One Stitch at a Time Needlecrafts Group
Thursday's 1.00pm - 3.00pm.
Changes Wellbeing Centre, Stoke

Knitting, crochet, cross stitch, quilting or any other sort of needlecraft….and chat.

Bring your current project to work on while you enjoy a chat or come along to learn new skills. Or if you're stuck with something bring it along & we'll help you work it out. This is an informal social session so if you can't stay for the full two hours that's fine. There is a nominal charge of 20p which contributes towards material costs.

Interested? Please call Changes on 01782 411433 or just turn up on the day as all our welcome.

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Beginners Guitar Group
Friday's 5.00pm - 7.00pm (Excluding Good Friday & other Bank Holidays)
Changes Wellbeing Centre, Stoke

If you are new to music or a bit rusty, come and learn to play guitar
in a safe, friendly and non-judgemental environmant.

Nominal charge of 20p which contributes towards the cost of new instruments.
Donations of musical instruments are very much welcomed & appreciated.
Are you a competent musician or just wanting 'to give it a go', then come
along and share the joy of music.
Contact Lorraine on 07846 187 092 or 01782 411 433

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Changes Music Group (Excluding Good Friday & other Bank Holidays)
Friday's 7.15pm - 9.15pm
Changes Wellbeing Centre, Stoke


Are you a competent musician or just like to socialise within a music environment, then come along and share the joy of music.
Nominal charge of 20p which contributes towards the cost of new instruments.
Contact Lorraine on 07846 187 092 or 01782 411 433

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Let's Get Thrifty
Tuesday's from 3rd March to 7th April, 10am - 12pm
Changes Wellbeing Centre, Stoke


One of our voluneteers will lead informal sessiobns sharing tips on:
> Making your home comfortable
> Mindful shopping (do you really need that new jumper?)
> Helping to decide between what you need, and what you want
> How to avoid clutter and avoid overspending
Share your own suggestions aswell!

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Stoke Social Meal (February) ** Booking Essential **
Saturday 22nd February 2020 (meet inside at 5pm)
Sangams 2, 13-15 Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1HL
(opposite the Church)

Come and join friends old and new for a lovely curry meal, English dishes also available. Sangam do not have a drinks license so you can take your own soft or otherwise. You must book by 5pm Wednesday19th February 2020 by contacting Lorraine on 07846 187 092 or 01782 411 433. Also please note, this venue is not run by Changes so you will need to be responsible for yourself and your spending on the day.

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Stoke Social Meal (March) ** Booking Essential **
Saturday 21st March (meet inside at 4pm)
The Cherry Tree/Hungry Horse, London Road, Newcastle, ST5 1NZ

Come and join friends old and new for a lovely meal, full menu at www.hungryhorse.co.uk/pubs/staffordshire/cherry-tree/.
You must book by 5pm Wednesday
18th March 2020 by contacting Lorraine on 07846 187 092 or 01782 411 433. Also please note, this venue is not run by Changes so you will need to be responsible for yourself and your spending on the day.

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Leek Social Meal (February & March) ** Booking Essential **
Monday 17th February & Monday 23rd March 2020 (meet inside at 11.30am)
The Blue Mugge 17 Osbourne Street, Leek, ST13 6LJ

You can purchase main or light meals from this traditional British pub whilst being in our friendly & supportive group who wish to socialise with other Changes Members.You must book before attending by contacting Lorraine on 07846 187 092 or 01782 411 433. Also please note, this venue is not run by Changes so you will need to be responsible for yourself and your spending on the day.

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Words for Wellness
Would you like to use writing as a wellness tool?

Saturdays 11am - 1pm on the following dates...
February 1st, 15th & 29th

Venue: Stoke Library, South Wolfe Street, Stoke, ST4 4SZ

Wednesdays 1pm -3pm on the following dates...
February 5th & 19th
Venue: Changes Wellbeing Centre, Stoke, ST4 4AL

These sessions will look to use writing as an outlet and as a recovery tool and if there is demand, may extend into March.

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Bingo Night
Thursday 19th March 2020 (meet inside at 5pm)
Buzz Bingo
(formerly Gala Bingo), Victoria Road, Feonton, ST4 2HX

The main event games are free once you have joined Buzz Bingo membership which is also free. Additional games are available for purchase at your own expence if wish.
Please note refreshments are not provided and this venue is not run by Changes so you will need to be responsible for yourself and your own spending on the day.

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Workshops
There are places still available on the following workshops. Due to funding restrictions these are only open to residents of Stoke-on-Trent or those registered with a Stoke-on-Trent GP.

Venue for all workshops: Changes Wellbeing Centre, Stoke, ST4 4AL

Recovery (6wk course)
Tuesday 18th February 2020
6pm - 8.30pm

Wellbeing (6wk course)
Thursday 20th February 2020
6pm - 8.30pm

Making Changes (6wk course)
Wednesday 18th March 2020
10.30am - 12.30pm


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POTTO LOTTO
Stoke-on-Trent City Council's Potto Lotto.
Everyone aged 16 years and over can take part.
Win upto £25,000 Cost is £1 per play.
Half of the proceeds raised comes straight to Changes when ticket is purchased through our page.

Buy Potto Lotto ticket here.

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Click here to view full list of Changes Group Support Meetings

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For more information regards which meetings/venues will be running over the Festive Period, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/changes.northstaffs

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Please help raise funds for Changes
while you do your on-line Shopping.

It's free plus quick & easy to register. Everytime you shop on line through thousands of retailers you will be raising funds for Changes without costing you or us a penny.

https://www.giveasyoulive.com/charity/changes

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https://www.facebook.com/changes.northstaffs


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Additional / New Info...

Making Changes NEW Workshop schedule. Please view the Making Changes page to see updated information.

Stamps. Changes are saving used stamps to raise money for the social activities, so if you would like to contribute, can you please cut them from the envelopes (so there is still a sqaure piece of the original envelope attached) & send them in to us. You can hand them into reception or any coordinator or wellness coach. Many thanks the Social Team :)

Volunteering. Changes is always looking for volunteers to help within our office environment and also helping with getting our name out in the community so perhaps dropping off some of our leaflets at your G.P surgery/ Health Centre or maybe even helping out with Fundraising to bring in much needed donations to help with our social activities. If you feel that you would like to become involved then please feel free to call Lorraine or Julyann on 01782 411433 to find out more details.

Book Sale. Have a look at our book sale in the Volunteer Suite at Victoria Court – donations gratefully
accepted. All money raised goes towards your social fund.

If you have any suggestions for what you would like to see on the social calendar, then please give us a call on 01782 411433, or ask your coordinator for a Comments form and they will return it to us.

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NEW CONTACT NUMBERS
Volunteers Suite:  01782 411 433
Wellness Coaches:  01782 413 101
Young Peoples Project:  01782 413 355
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Well once again that's all for this edition of the social calendar. We hope there is plenty to inspire you to join us, with a warm welcome gauranteed. Please ensure you book your place for Social Meals to avoid disappontment.

Take care and we look forward to seeing you very soon.
Lorraine, Julyann, Kris & Steve

For SOCIAL EVENT ENQUIRIES and BOOKINGS
telephone 07846 187 092 or 01782 411 433

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NEW OCNWM March 2020 Open Days...

Volunteer Coordinator Training Days
Changes are looking to recruit enthusiastic and committed volunteers of all ages to enrol on their FREE Co- ordinators Training Programme.

 

2020 WORKSHOPS
in Stoke on Trent


Available Workshops to
improve your mental wellbeing. Just click on the logos below & contact the relevant Wellness Coach to book yourself a space.

Wellbeing Programme

Making Changes

Recovery

Mindfulness

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Themed Courses...

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