Stay Well

Children & Young People

Changes YP, North Staffs Mind and the Dove Service providing a range of services to keep you and your family well

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Stay Well, Changes YP, Stoke

To help CYP to stay well, Stay Well CYP services can be accessed digitally, i.e. via on-line training programmes and one-to-one support, (video or phone)

We have also changed some of our programmes, i.e. so that they are shorter and include things to help children, young people and their families to stay well and cope with returning to school, (we’re also providing support for teachers)

We are currently delivering support both online via zoom and face to face.
Please check out our support below…

Stay Well recognises that everyone is different. We understand that young people have different mental health needs and, therefore, require different kinds of services…

Staying Well: we have services for those of you that are doing okay, but need some support to cope with changes or things happening on in your life, (we also offer training to parents and teachers so they have a better understanding of what you’re going through and how they might help).

Getting & Staying Well: if you are struggling and need help to get well,  we work with the CAMHS Team to decide who can best provide this help – i.e. Stay Well or CAMHS services.

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Stay Well’s services include:

Weekly Peer-support Groups (PSGs):

Where CYP aged between 8 and 18 – can connect with others who are ‘in the same boat’ – share self-help tips, offering each other support, and learn to apply Changes 12 steps to manage mental distress. 

Different on-line PSGs are provided for different age-groups – run by qualified staff, and continuing to provide safe, friendly and structured meetings – that you can join in with whenever you need

CYP PSG’s (choose the right meeting for your age-group and whether you require face-to-face or on-line via Zoom) *New schedule – posted 10th June 2021.


4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)
Venue: Blurton Community Centre
Oakwood Road, Stoke, ST3 3AR

4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)
5.00pm to 6.00pm (16+)
Venue: Changes, Victoria Court
Booth Street, Stoke, ST4 4AL

6.00pm to 7.00pm (11 – 15’s)
Venue: Changes, Victoria Court
Booth Street, Stoke, ST4 4AL

On-line via Zoom

4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)

4.00pm to 5.00pm (14 to 18’s)
4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)
5.00pm to 6.00pm (12 to 16’s)
5.30pm to 6.30pm (11 to 15’s)

4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)
5.00pm – 6.00pm (12 to 16’s)
6.00pm to 7.00pm (13 to 17’s)

4.00pm to 5.00pm (13 to 17’s)

For more info; email us or call on 01782 418518

Psycho-educational Programmes:

A series of bite-sized training programmes, designed to promote more helpful thinking, healthier behaviour and to increase your coping skills – helping you to get and stay well.

With different training for different age-groups, (aged between 8 and 18) and lasting for approximately an hour – topics covered include:

  • Dealing with Difficult Emotions
  • Managing Worry
  • Understanding Sadness
  • Helpful vs Unhelpful Thinking
  • Positive Self-image

Contact us to arrange provision of our psycho-educational ‘Wellbeing Lessons’ as part of your school’s current digital curriculum

Support for 5 to 7 year olds:

Stay Well’s new digital offer will include staff providing regular 1-2-1 support to the parents of 5 to 7 year olds, i.e. via telephone or video link, (with the option of staff overseeing a play-centred learning session with their child, via a Changes YP ‘play pack’). We also offer Parent Training plus Parent Support Groups, email us or call us on 01782 418518 for further details.

Teacher and Parent Training and Support:

Teachers, volunteers and parents will continue to be provided with access to a range of on-line training programmes relevant to raising their awareness of CYP mental health needs and how best to meet these needs, (we will also be working with teachers and parents to develop new programmes to help them to assist CYP within the current circumstances). For details of available on-line training courses, please see orange text below.

As keyworkers, Teachers will also be able to access necessary 1-2-1 support to help them stay well at this difficult and stressful time, (Parents will be able to continue to get support via North Staffs Mind Parent-line – see yellow box at base of page).


Online Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses

Six self-care tips for parents

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Psycho-educational Workshops:

We offer 4 week psycho-educational workshops for children and young people, including our; Wellbeing Workshops, Decider Workshops and Dealing with Difficult Emotions Workshops.

Wellbeing Workshops can help young people to understand and manage any difficult emotions, thoughts and behaviours.

Decider Workshops teach the young people 12 skills in managing their difficult emotions.

Dealing with Difficult Emotions Workshops are for any young people specifically dealing with difficult emotions, such as anger, who want to find ways of managing them.

On-line via Zoom

Decider Workshop 5.00pm to 6.00pm (11 to 17s)

Wellbeing Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (11 to 16s)
Wellbeing Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11s)
Wellbeing Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (11 to 16s)
Decider Workshop 5.00pm to 6.00pm (11 to 16s)

Dealing with Difficult Emotions
Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11s)

Decider 4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11s)
Wellbeing 4.00pm to 5.00pm (12 to 17s)
(this workshop can sometimes alternate depending on interest)

Wellbeing Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (14 to 18s)
Dealing with Difficult Emotions
Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (11 to 16s)


Face to Face
(Venue for all: Changes, Victoria Court, Booth Street, Stoke, ST4 4AL)

Wellbeing Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (12 to 16s)

Decider Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11s)

Wellbeing Workshop 4.00pm to 5.00pm (8 to 11s)
Wellbeing Workshop 5.30pm to 6.30pm (8 to 11s)

Wellbeing Workshop 5.30 to 6.30pm (12 to 17s)


One-to-one Therapy:

North Staffs Mind will continue to provide various types of one-to-one therapy via telephone and on-line chat, (i.e. with a skilled and experienced counsellor, i.e. someone trained to listen and help you to explore and understand your issues, introduce techniques/provide information to help you to build on your strengths and to make any small changes, and to set personal goals.

Dove will continue to offer 1-2-1 services via telephone & on-line using Zoom – for children and young people who are experiencing issues relating to bereavement, loss or life-changing illness. Delivered by experienced and specially trained counsellors, led by the child or young person, sessions allow them to identify the major themes that they want to work on, as well as looking at where they want to be.  Whilst these individuals will have been identified as having experienced grief, sessions will work with grief as part of wider issues impacting on their overall mental health and wellbeing.

Our Weekly Workshops:

If you are based in Stoke on Trent and would like to get involved, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Mondays 4.00pm-5.00pm (11 to 17’s)
Thursday 5.00pm – 6.00pm (11 to 18’s)

Dealing with Difficult Emotions
Mondays 5.00pm – 6.00pm (11 to 17’s)
Thursday 4.00pm – 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)

Tuesday 4.00pm – 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)
Friday 4.00pm – 5.00pm (11 to 18’s)

Unhelpful Thinking
Tuesday 5.00pm – 6.00pm (11 to 17’s)
Thursday 4.00pm – 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)

Wednesday 4.00pm – 5.00pm (11 to 17’s)
Friday 4.00pm – 5.00pm (8 to 11’s)

For more info, please contact

On-line Training Sessions for professionals, volunteers and parents working/living with Children & Young People in Stoke on Trent.

Stay Well mental health training support

Training is delivered by an experienced Mental Health Trainer & Wellness Coach. You will gain an online certificate on completion of each course.

For training enquiries or to book your place, please contact

Training enquiries for parents & carers of children aged 5-11years, please contact

Digital Training Sessions for Professionals and Volunteers

Stay Well Digital Training Sessions (provided via Zoom) – FREE for professionals and volunteers working with children & young people within Stoke on Trent.

It is advised (but not compulsory) to complete the introductory course; “Understanding the Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health of Children and Young People” before accessing the specialist training sessions.

Understanding the Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health of Children and Young People

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Wellbeing After Lockdown
– Building Resilience

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Suicide Awareness

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Dealing with Difficult Emotions

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Understanding & Managing Self-harm

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Supporting Children & Young People with Bereavement & Loss

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Cyber Bullying/Social Media Awareness

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Raising Self-esteem in Children & Young People

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Sleep Hygiene

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Free On-line Mental Health First Aid Training for Professionals working with children & young people in Stoke on Trent

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a course for everyone who works or lives with young people aged between 8-18.

You can learn how to support young people’s mental health, provide help in an emergency, and guide them towards the appropriate support.

5th, 7th, 12th, 14th
Time: 9:30-12:30 (10 minute break) 

15th, 17th, 22nd & 24th
Time: 9:30-12:30 (10 minute break)

Online Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses

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For training enquiries or to book your place, please contact:

Online Platform: Enabley (formally Time to Know)
(Trainees must complete all 4 online sessions to become a Youth Mental Health First Aider)

The course consists of 4 modules that are delivered over 4 live sessions, and an average of 5 hours of individual learning which is accessed through an online learning portal.

The training is FREE of charge, however, there is a £20 cost per delegate for the training materials (workbook, manual, action card & certificate). These will be posted to your preferred location around a week before the course is due to start.

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 Stay Well CYP Service:

To access any of Stay Well CYP’s digital services listed above – please contact 01782 418518 or and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your/your child’s needs

Social Activities  

Join in with our on-line & F2F social activities…

Stay Well social events
Stay Well social events

For young people aged 8-18.
To book your place, please email:

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

Changes YP information booklets
Changes CYP Stay Well
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As a partner, North Staffs Mind also provides Speak up Space offering  access to the following services for children & young people, parents, carers & professionals  

Instant Messaging: 

Log-in for a live chat via an instant messaging service.  

Where you can talk about anything and we can listen, try to help you understand how you feel, find coping strategies and offer support

Telephone Support:

If you are a parent who needs a space to talk or to get some advice on how to help a young person, you can book a chat with one of the SuS team – call 01782 262100 and select option 2, leave your contact details and availability, and a member of the team will call you back to arrange an appointment 

Info and Advice:

SuS have put together a wide range of on-line resources – e-leaflets, videos, websites, apps, podcasts, self-help guides etc – that you can use to help you to get and stay well.  They’ve also added some guidance for parents

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.

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> Register with Zoom to access our groups/sessions <

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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.