Stay Well is a mental health service which supports children aged 8-18. They are made up of 3 providers: Changes YP, North Staffs Mind and the Dove Service.
They offer various psychoeducational workshops to help children to understand any distress they are feeling, learn tools on how to manage it, and have the opportunity to talk to others. They also offer many Peer Support Groups for all ages where young people can come to discuss how their week has been and how they have been feeling, and get support from each other and from a Wellness Coach. Additionally, they offer social events for young people to interact with other young people and to have some fun, they do Art Nights and Games Nights, and hope to do further socials over summer.
There is also access to 1:1 counselling with North Staffs Mind and the Dove Service.
If you are a young person who is struggling with mental health, or are a parent of a young people who is struggling, here are our contact details:
Call: 01782 418518
Please see their website for further information: http://www.changeshere4u.org.uk/stay-well/
And follow their social media: Instagram is @staywellchanges and Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/staywellcyp/
They also offer training courses on mental health for parents and professionals.
Charlotte Bray, Wellness Coach, delivers a 4 week course on how to support your child in managing difficult emotions for parents with children aged 5-11. Evening and daytime sessions are available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Donna Mountford, Training Officer, delivers a Youth Mental Health First Aid Course for parents with children of 8-18. The next course is delivered over 4 days - Monday 5th of July, Thursday 8th of July, Monday 12th of July and Thursday 15th of July, at 5:30-8pm. If you miss this course, there will be more dates available. Please contact email@example.com.
Donna also delivers various courses, including Youth Mental Health First Aid, for Professionals working with young people such as school staff. The next MHFA for professionals is on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th of July, 9:30am-4:30pm on both days.
Young People can also access Speak Up Space, an instant messenger service which is confidential and anonymous. Open 7 evenings per week without a referral or waiting list.