> CLICK HERE  to access online:
> Peer Support Group Meetings
> 1-2-1 Therapy
> Workshops
 Wellness Training
> + other Wellbeing Support
(including video, telephone, text & email) during this lockdown period & beyond, for children, young people, parents, carers, teachers.

Coronavirus update: In response to Government and NHS guidelines, Changes will now be offering access to on-line alternatives of its peer-support groups and psycho-educational programmes… Please click here for further information.

Please note: ALL of our face to face meetings are closed until further notice.
For ongoing updates visit our Facebook page.

Posted 18th March 2020.

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

Posted March 2020.

Changes YP is a peer support service promoting the recovery of young people in mental distress throughout Stoke-on-Trent.

We offer guidance and support for young people experiencing any degree of mental distress from low self-esteem, low confidence, stress, anxiety, depression to those with more complex and enduring mental health needs. Our support groups, wellbeing programmes and social activities are provided within communities throughout Stoke-on-Trent.

Changes YP is free, no referral is needed and there’s immediate access – no waiting lists! To access the service or for more information call the team on 01782 418518.

What does Changes YP offer?

Wellness Programme – A fun, interactive course designed to help you improve your self esteem and confidence, as well as giving you the opportunity to help others. Learn ways to think and feel better, gain a healthier body image, understand anger, improve relationships, find healthier coping skills and much more.

Peer Support Groups – Informal, confidential meetings to talk about issues impacting emotional wellbeing. You can also help others by sharing experiences and knowledge. Meetings are based on Changes’ unique 12 step programme.

Recovery Focused Activities & Social Events – Changes YP organises an active and wide ranging social calendar including art workshops, music group, physical activity sessions, chill out nights, multi-sports sessions and much more! These build confidence and self-esteem in a social setting and are a great way to meet new friends.

Volunteering Opportunities – Changes YP offers an accredited Open College Network training programme for volunteers who wish to coordinate or assist meetings in the community.

Training for professionals

We also deliver CAMHS training for professionals.
Please contact us for more details.

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