Support Services for Children and Young People

If you would like support with your emotional wellbeing we offer different ways to help.

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Ways that we can help and support you

Stay Well

Stay Well is for children and young people in Stoke-on-Trent aged 5 to 18 years.
The service is run by the well-established local charity Changes in partnership with North Staffs Mind and the Dove Service.
A wide range of support is on offer, aiming to build resilience and offer interventions and coping mechanisms.
Options available include information on how to stay well, peer and group support, mindfulness programmes, social activities where you can connect and communicate, and one-to-one therapy, all aimed at helping young people decide how best to manage their emotional health.
To make a referral go to Stay Well or call 01782 418518 for more information.

We're a BACP Accredited Service and abide by their
Ethincal Framework for the Counselling Professions (2018)

Group Support

Maccas Zone

MACCAS Zone is a free, confidential and informal drop-in service supporting young people aged 14-18 years old who would like to improve their emotional wellbeing. No referral is required.

Click here for more information.

Online Support


Speak Up Space offers online support to children and young people up to the age of 18 who live or go to school in Stoke-on-Trent
Young people can chat to us live 7 days per week on our instant messaging service via our website
You can also access self-help resources including access to apps, videos, e-leaflets and lots of other practical forms of support.
It is part of the Stoke-on-Trent Stay Well Partnership and is commissioned by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group 

Speak Up Space is an anonymous and confidential service.

    Self-help Videos

    Coping with difficult situations
    Self Care Tips - ideas for looking after yourself
    The 5 Senses Exercise - help when you're feeling overwhelmed  

    To find out more about Speak Up Space and The Maccas Project listen in to Ryan and Zoe's appearance on the Happiness Hub Podcast 

    Ryan and Zoe talk about how they both came to work at North Staffs Mind and how both services were started in order to help and support young people across Stoke and Staffordshire with their mental health.