Face-to-face + online Adult Peer-support Groups (PSGs)

Connect with others to share self-help tips, offer each other support, and learn how to apply Changes 12 steps

To help you to stay well, especially during these difficult times, Changes is offering Face-to-Face plus On-line PSGs

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 help you to stay well

Safe, friendly and structured meetings, run by qualified staff – that you can join in with whenever you need

Face-to-Face Peer-Support Groups

All of our Face-to-Face meetings require pre-booking by emailing Lorraine or phoning: 07846 187092

*Face-to-face meetings are in addition to our on-line digital peer-support groups, which are running as normal & detailed further down this page.

Meeting at Changes Stoke

Changes Health & Wellbeing
Victoria Court, Booth Street, Stoke ST4 4AL

Monday*  1.00pm – 3.00pm

Monday*  6.00pm – 8.00pm
Veterans Only Group

Tuesday 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Tuesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Men Only Group

Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm

Wednesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Thursday 1.00pm – 3.00pm
*Final meeting 1st Sept 2022

 

Stoke-on-Trent Meetings

The Whitfield Valley Centre
Fegg Hayes Road, Fegg Hayes ST6 6QR
Monday 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Hanley Library  Ladies Only Group
Bethesda Street, Hanley ST1 3RS
Tuesday 1.15pm – 3.15pm

Meir Community Centre
Pickford Place, Meir ST3 7DY
Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm

Burslem Fire Station
Hamil Rd, Burslem ST6 1AJ
Wednesday 10.00am-12.00pm

Blurton Community Centre
Oakwood Road, Blurton ST3 3AR
Wednesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Joiners Square Community Centre
Cornes Street, Stoke ST1 3JA
Wednesday 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Longton Fire Station
266 ,Uttoxeter Road Longton ST3 4QE
Thursday 12.30pm – 2.30pm
*Starting 1st September 2022

The Church of the Nazarene
Smithpool Road, Fenton ST4 4PB
Friday* 10.00am – 12.00pm
Booking your place is mandatory

Trent Vale Medical Centre
876 London Road, Trent Vale ST4 5NX
Friday* 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Sandyford Fire Station
Marlborough Way
(off Reginald Mitchell Way)
Sandyford, Tunstall 
ST6 5ED
Friday* 1.00pm – 3.00pm
*Starting 2nd September 2022

RVS Centre
29 Charles Street, Hanley ST1 3JP
Friday* 6.00pm – 8.00pm


*Excluding bank holidays

Meetings at External Venues


Newcastle under Lyme Meetings

Clayton Community Centre
Northwood Lane, Clayton ST5 4BT
Monday* 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Trinity Community Centre
London Road, Newcastle ST5 1LQ
Monday* 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Lymebrook – Bradwell Hospital
Chesterton Road, Newcastle ST5 7NJ
Wednesday 1.00pm – 3.00pm
*Starting 10th August 2022

Kidsgrove Cricket Club
Clough Hall Road, Kidsgrove ST7 1AW
Thursday 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Congregational Church
King Street, Newcastle ST5 1EJ
Thursday 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Bradwell Lodge
Bradwell Lane, Newcastle ST5 8PS
Friday* 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Biddulph & Leek Meetings

Biddulph Health Centre
Wharf Road, Biddulph ST8 6AG
Monday* 1.00pm-3.00pm

Foxlowe Arts Centre
Stockwell Street, Leek ST13 6AD
Tuesday 1.00pm-3.00pm

Cheadle Fire Station
Ashbourne Road, Cheadle ST10 1HF
Thursday 10.00am – 12.00pm
*Starting 11th August 2022

The Haregate Community Centre
46 Queens Dr, Leek ST13 6DJ
Wheelchair Friendly
Thursday 6.30pm-8.30pm

The Ashcombe Centre
Wall Lane Terrace,
Cheddleton, Leek ST13 7ED
Friday* 1.00pm – 3.00pm

 

*Excluding bank holidays

On-line Peer-Support Groups

How to access online Peer Support Groups PSGs:

You can join either afternoon or evening PSGs (weekdays) or, if you like, a Saturday afternoon PSG, (NB we are adding new meetings as demand increases).

Zoom: in order to join Changes online PSGs you need to download Zoom software and register a Zoom account, (the software can be downloaded free of charge onto your smartphone, tablet or computer and registering is ease – see ‘Zoom’ section at the bottom of the page

As you can see from below, there is a separate link for each meeting, i.e. morning, afternoon and evening – which you can click on or copy and paste into your browser.

*PSG Online Peer Support Group meetings last up to 2 hours. Please note: meetings are locked 15 minutes after start time, so please access next available meeting if you have not joined by then.

7.00pm Mondays
Ladies Only

PSG Meeting

zoom.us/j/82869927803

Meeting ID: 82869927803

Starting 2nd Feb 2022

12.30pm Wednesdays

PSG Meeting

zoom.us/j/89366689104

Meeting ID: 89366689104

1pm Saturdays

PSG Meeting

zoom.us/j/676734054

Meeting ID: 676 734 054

Workshops

In addition to our peer-support group meetings, you may benefit from our Workshop Programmes for Wellbeing, Recovery, Mindfulness, Making Changes

New courses run throughout the year, please check the link above.

UK – Dial into Zoom

020A3 481 5237

0203 481 5240

Call into our meetings

If you don’t have access to or your internet connection is poor – you can also use the following numbers* to dial into a Zoom meeting.

*Calls to these numbers are charged at your standard local rate

Make the call and enter the relevant meeting ID when prompted, i.e. please see the PSG meeting details above.

*If a number is engaged or you are not able to hear anything and the meeting has started, please try a different number)

On-line Social Events

7pm Tuesdays
‘Tales’ book review club

zoom.us/j/86449507747

Meeting ID: 86449507747

Face 2 Face Social Events

10am – 12pm Mondays
Mindful Colour

free tea / coffee & toast

Venue: Changes, Stoke

10am – 12pm Thursdays
Time to Craft

Crafting session – Any crafts, bring your own or use one of ours. All welcome, only 20p per session.

Venue: Changes, Stoke

11am – 12.30pm Thursdays
Brunch Club


Come along and join us, enjoy a hot snack and a natter with friends and just be together.
Booking is mandatory. Donations of food stuffs including soups & beans is appreciated.

Venue: Changes, Stoke

5pm – 9pm Fridays
Music Group

Venue: Changes, Stoke

NB new service users – please ask the PSG Coordinator to forward you a copy of Changes 12 Step booklet and Wellness Action Plan (WAP)

The same guidelines apply for our online Peer Support Groups as our face-to-face groups, (please refer to Changes 12 step booklet) – however, to make sure that our Zoom PSGs remain safe and friendly places to meet up and get help – we have added a few more…

Digital PSG Ground-rules

  1. Be punctual
  2. Be kind
  3. Be attentive (avoid unnecessary noise, movement or distraction)
  4. No cross-talking (use Zoom’s ‘raise hand’ button)
  5. Respect confidentiality
    (no recording)
  6. Try to sit somewhere private and quiet (if not possible, please use head/earphones)
  7. Be properly dressed (e.g. no PJs)
  8. No smoking or vaping
  9. No eating

Please respect everybody in the meeting and let the Group Coordinator run the meeting. 

If not, you will be removed from the meeting and may not be able to re-join.

If you require any further information regarding Changes Adult PSGs or need assistance in signing into the groups – please call 07846187092 or email peersupport@changes.org.uk– and a member of Changes staff will be in touch.