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.
Thank You East Staffordshire..
A massive thank you to the people of East Staffordshire for making us so welcome and helping Changes to spread its message of love, hope and recovery – strengthening communities, changing and improving the lives of literally thousands of people in mental distress.
Staffordshire Network for Mental Health: 'Changes service will certainly leave an important and meaningful legacy to the community and to individuals that will still resonate for years to come!’
Rest assured that we will be working hard to return to your area as soon as we can…
Norman Lamb MP visits Changes YP
9th Feb 2017: Norman Lamb MP visited Changes YP. Read Sentinel article here...
Ask the Expert - About Depression
BBC Radio Stoke Interview
Changes Kris Kinsella, takes part in the discussion 24/01/2017 (interview from 8.07 to 27.14). http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04p0p9s
SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder
BBC Radio Stoke Interview
Changes Wellness Coach Phill Thistleton, takes part in the discussion 16/11/2016 (interview from 26.02 to 30.55). http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04d5zj6
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